Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone) is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his ex-wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son doesn't think too highly of him...until he enters the nation-wide arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas.Are you...kidding me? This was greenlit?! I know it was the 80's, but still. I am sort of horrified, but fascinated at the same time...I must see this movie. After conducting some additional research, I discovered that the soundtrack features Frank Stallone (Sly's bro), singing a song called "Bad Nite," which I can only assume is awesome. And by awesome, I mean "ungodly." All in all, it sounds like a glorious train wreck. Am I the only one who hadn't heard of this movie before?!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
It's the Type A part of me, who comes out on rare occasions (national holidays, apparently) that is compelling me to post twice in one day. I sort of felt that my last post didn't really "count," as it consisted largely of a picture, and two sentences. Anyway... My husband and I were recently at a dinner, and while there, he and one of his friends randomly started discussing some movie called Over the Top from the mid-80's. Perhaps this movie is familiar to you, but I had never heard of it, so I asked them what it was about. They told me, and I thought they were pulling my proverbial leg. Allow me to quote the estimable IMDB (emphasis mine):