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Episode 68 — Over The Top: LIVE!


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#21 bigicecream

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:55 PM



WHY IS THIS NOT TELEVISED ANYMORE?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

Definitely noticed - the audiences are now coming massively prepared and I sense they are JDR fanatics at heart. Love how HDTGM is rising to the challenge.

Was it Moynihan that pointed out (this I love) that supposing this massive arm-wrestling event has had similar grand prizes - the 5 Time unbeaten champ should have accrued approx. a half a million dollars and a trucking compound full of Kenworths by now.

I did find a self-redeeming quality - when I was a kid i thought this was the dumbest effing movie I had ever seen and even at that age could not quite figure out... so... he has to win an arm wrestling competition to ... keep his son?
From kidnappers or... huh?
Wouldn't you just phone the police?
I'm still not quite clear on this lol.. the son was being held for ransom? No? Just ... he just needed a new truck i guess?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

View PostADoer, on 30 July 2013 - 02:03 PM, said:

Was it Moynihan that pointed out (this I love) that supposing this massive arm-wrestling event has had similar grand prizes - the 5 Time unbeaten champ should have accrued approx. a half a million dollars and a trucking compound full of Kenworths by now.

First off, great user name!

And yes, I didn't even think about that during the movie. If this guy has half a million bucks and 5 amazing trucks which are also probably worth I don't know even how many thousands of dollars, where does it end? He needs therapy, not more arm wrestling trophies. And who is sponsoring these competitions? Is Alka-Seltzer ponying up $100k and a big rig every year?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

SPOILER ALERT: I have seen a draft script of Over The Tippy Top (aka Over The Top II) and it definitely needs to be made- if only as a direct-to-VHS release.

I was really surprised, though, because the script is super dark, guys. In the first act, Hawke(s) dies of an arm-wrestling disease like cancer of the wrist and, due to an unforeseeable traffic snarl, his corpse is two hours late to his own funeral. Typical Hawke and/or Hawkes!

Also, it becomes clear that Hawke(s)'s son had changed his name for obvious reasons to something less erotic like Mike Rotch. However, he writes reviews on Amazon under the name Mike1999. They establish a B plot featuring a love interest who buys him movies, but it isn't developed in this version of the script.

As a tribute to his late father, he goes out on the arm wrestling circuit in an attempt to bring glory to the Hawke or Hawkes name. Sadly, his arm-wrestling dreams die during a hideous radius-snapping tournament scene (yikes!). In the grip of melancholy, he gives up on everything and goes into gay porn under the unsubtle nom de plume My Cock.

Just when you think all is lost, our young hero hears that a group of suspiciously burly bearded men are gathering at a truck stop somewhere for what is being billed as a "winner take all" arm wrestling tournament cum and-all-be-all of human existence. In a last ditch effort to get his life back on track, he cruises by a nearby military school and kidnaps a child to cheer him on and cry during dramatic moments. Thankfully, all the implied molestation happens off camera.

Over. The. Tippy. Tippy. Top. Four stars!

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:48 PM

BTW Jason, Over the Top is NOT on Netflix Instant, unless you also get the DVDs.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

I wish we had gotten to hear a little more Bobby, but then again everything he added to the conversation was gold. So it pretty much balanced out.

And the money I would pay to see June's look of confusion when they mentioned Stalone's multi-shirt-change...
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

HEY YOU GUUYSS! There's a new poll up on FOR YOUR INCONSIDERATION! Vote away!

This round is from the Rotten Tomatoes "Worst Reviewed Summer Movies" list (thanks Lando for the tip!)

It's amazing how many of those movies we have already done...
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

View PostADoer, on 30 July 2013 - 02:03 PM, said:

Definitely noticed - the audiences are now coming massively prepared and I sense they are JDR fanatics at heart. Love how HDTGM is rising to the challenge.


Yeah, the audience questions were fantastic on this episode. Great show all around.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

View PostShannon, on 30 July 2013 - 03:17 PM, said:

HEY YOU GUUYSS! There's a new poll up on FOR YOUR INCONSIDERATION! Vote away!

This round is from the Rotten Tomatoes "Worst Reviewed Summer Movies" list (thanks Lando for the tip!)

It's amazing how many of those movies we have already done...


Kazaam? FUCK YEAH that needs to be done!

As far as this movie goes, I would have loved it if while the happy 80s music was playing in the credits, it was a shot of the arcade kid hanging in the diner bathroom after suffering the loss to Michael and the subsequent mockery of his cronies, because that was a loose end that was left untied.

Also, to me it appeared that it was still double elimination in the finals, but Bull got disqualified as he headbutted Hawk(s) and pulled his arm up when Hawk(s) tried to go over the top, which led to the ref tying their hands together a la "Beat It."
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

Stalone is on top and the people who paid to see this movie are on the bottom.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

View PostRobotsPajamas, on 30 July 2013 - 06:12 AM, said:

I wish this was fake, but it is not. (Note: Last name Hawks)

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WITH 'REAL' ARM WRESTING ACTION!!!!!!!

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

View Postb4real25, on 30 July 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:

BTW Jason, Over the Top is NOT on Netflix Instant, unless you also get the DVDs.


It was at the time of the podcast recording. Someone probably tipped off Stallone that it was on instant and took it down because he can.
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

Damn, the insufferable actor who played Mike Hawke(s) had a pretty impressive resume even before this film.

http://www.imdb.com/.../?ref_=tt_cl_t5

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:37 AM

View PostRobinH, on 30 July 2013 - 09:42 PM, said:

Damn, the insufferable actor who played Mike Hawke(s) had a pretty impressive resume even before this film.

http://www.imdb.com/.../?ref_=tt_cl_t5


He was in a weird ass movie called Streets like two years after Over The Top, where he did a full on sex scene with Christina Applegate! He went from this to a softcore sex scene in TWO YEARS.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:28 AM

Just one point: If the producers/directors etc of this movie saw that the double elimination aspect was confusing to audiences, why not (DOUBLE) ELIMINATE IT? They are making this up as they go along anyway. If the drama of a loss is what they wanted, they could have plugged in a scene where Hawk(s) loses, but then the other guy turns out to have cheated or something, allowing Sly to continue in the competition.

For years I've remembered this movie as a kidnapping story. The son was kidnapped and Stallone had to arm wrestle to get him back? Not sure why that seemed more probable to me than a man winning back his son's affection via the internationally popular sport of arm wrestling.

Amazing episode this week. Everyone was on fire! Bobby was an excellent guest - loved his "I don't care about other people's lives" comment. So funny. Continuing to love Jason and JDR's interactions like "when they go into that steakhouse" "June... June... not a steakhouse." All three hosts have been destroying with the funny recently. Excellent movie choice, too.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:31 AM

Wow, what a fantastic episode, definitely in my top 10. Mad props to the HDTGM crew and Bobby, especially for these three reasons.

1. I have a feeling they kept the lid on the whole "Mike Hawk" thing on purpose as a treat for whichever audience member got to it first during the questions. There's no way such a crew would have missed that, so leaving it for the audience was magnanimous of them.

2. I have never ever thought of listening to the kids' arm-wrestling scene as a transaction between a whore, her john, and her pimp. Now I can never forget it. Jason, you are a twisted genius.

3. And you're also quite prescient. Case in point:

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Also, for what has to be the greatest collection of "Over the Top" screen grabs and gifs, check this out:

http://www.i-mockery...s/over-the-top/

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:32 AM

My arm-wrestling name would have to be "Neil Armstrong"

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:44 AM

I'd have to go with "Blast Hardcheese".

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

hey guys loved the episode. i edited the stop or my mom will shoot trailer, and im gonna edit the abusive relationship over the top trailer. is there anything you want to be in the trailer?

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

No matter how untrue it may be, I take full credit for this episode getting made.

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