July 15, 2015

Double Feature: Over the Top and Cobra.

Something in particular about the head's of Cannon films might explain thier movies' unique strangeness. Cannon was run by two Israeli cousins (Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus) trying to make what they considered "American" movies. But that's a hard task when you've not grown up in Amarican culture causing their definition of an "American" movie to be wonderflly skued. Over the Top and Cobra are glowing examples of this.

Over the Top:

Take a big name to star and make his character a cross country truck driver/deadbeat dad who arm wrestles in tournaments around the country to make his real living and what do you get? One of the most amazingly over the top Stallone movies of the 80s...


With crime gone completely out of control the city has lost all regard for the law. Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti (Stallone) is going to put an end to it using any means necessary. Stallone-er Cobra oozes tough guy badass by driving a sweet car, swilling cans of Coors, wielding big guns while blowing people away, and cutting the ends off his cold pizza.

Why this is a great double feature: These are two gems from the Stallone heydays!

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