Over the Top (1987, Menahem Golan)
Mundanely terrible Rocky rehash but with arm wrestling, dead moms, deadbeat dads, truck driving. And a Stallone (who also co-wrote with Stirling Silliphant) completely detached from all the picture’s machismo. Boring and bad in every way. Stallone’s terrible with onscreen son, David Mendenhall, who’s also terrible. Technically speaking, the film’s bad too. The direction, editing, and music especially. The last match is good but so what. DVD, Blu-ray, Streaming.
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