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Montrose Voice, No. 330, February 20, 1987 - File 023. 1987-02-20. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/2919/show/2912.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 330, February 20, 1987
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date February 20, 1987
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript 22 MONTROSE VOICE / FEBRUARY 20. 1987 New Stallone Movie Doesn't Make It 'Over the Top' Review by Bill O'Rourke Montrose Voice Sylvester Stallone and his friends, looking for new film sports to conquer, sponsored the first World Armwrestling Championships. That way they helped a fledgling of Stallone's letters, everything. Now Michael is graduating from a military academy. His dying mother realizes that he's become a horrible snot and a cold fish. She arranges for Stallone to pick him up in Colorado and drive him through Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone) congratulates his son Michael (David Mendenhall) after the boy wins an armwrestling match with an older opponent in "Over the Top." the Rockies to California. Gorgeous sport. Though it has a long tradition, so far only 10,000 enthusiasts have squared off in tournament competitions around the country. The filmmakers also got themselves some real top-flight armwrestlers for the staged championships in their movie, Over the Top. Stallone is conspicuous as the only one among the final eight who doesn't have a body like a Russian power-lifter. You may have heard that this is a film where Stallone really acts. Well, he's almost allowed to. Director Menahem Golan keeps the pace up, whisking us past those moments when Stallone nearly makes us cry so fast that, although they stir our sympathies, they verge on the maudlin. The script, by Stallone and Stirling Silliphant, is predictable. The two-dimensional rich villain (played by Robert Loggia) is maneuvered into a position where he will lose totally (at least for a while) if Stallone wins the competition. Meanwhile, at the competition, an announcer tells us at least six times before it happpens that Stallone will lose before he wins. But I get ahead of myself. That's so easy to do with this show. The real find is David Mendenhall. This handsome young man plays Stallone's son Michael. His rich grandfather has kept them apart since the boy was four or so. He's blocked all scenery and beautiful acting as Sly tames Michael. Mendenhall is going to go places as an actor. Bravo. Film editors Don Zimmerman say is not a sport for sober spectators. It has been inter-cut with Michael's exciting escape, meaningful reaction shots and some really stupid interviews with the contestants. It was really exciting at times. This movie left me laughing. It was partly the laugh of victory with Stallone, but I was also laughing at the movie. You won't hate yourself for loving this movie, but you won't totally forget that there are better things you could have been doing. Notes The deadline for entries to the 11th Annual San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is April 15,1987. They accept nearly any format, except regular 8mm. For info and entry forms, contact Frameline, P.O. Box 14792, San Francisco, CA 94114 or call (415) 861-5245. Openings The Good Wife Death Before Dishonor—Marines fighting terrorists. Billy Galvin (Belair)—Karl Maiden and Joyce Van Patten in the story of a turbulent father-son relationship Home of the Brave (River Oaks, 20)—Laurie Anderson Sweet Charity and All That Jazz (Rice Media Center, 20) La Tosca (MFA, 20) Le Bal (Rice Media Center, 21 & 22)—following 50 years of French history by watching dancing in a ballroom Luci del Varieta (MFA, 21) Claymation (River Oaks)— festival of shorts Domenic D'Agosto (MFA, 22)— "Place of Weeping" addresses the apartheid situation in South Africa. Here, Joseph's widow (Thoko Ntshinga, left) is distraught and embittered at the loss of her husband. She is seen with Gracie (Gcina Mhlophe), the voice of the nation. "Place of Weeping" is being shown at the Belair. and James Symons deserve much of the credit for this film's success. Rather than keep the camera musing on armwrestling, which I still Sunday in August Tosca's Kiss (Rice Media Center, 26)—life in a home for retired opera singers IVORV-O * Gourmet Coflee • Fine Tea • Accessories • Delicious Cakes • Preserves 8. Jams • Order try Matl (713)524-8536 3939 Montrose Houston. TX 77006 ■ rtnvftjo/ of Jinc 'Coffee A- (,<■„" Stop by Sat. Feb. 21 From 2pm 'til 6pm for a tasting of our Texas Gourmet Wine Jellies FLOWERS &GIFTS European and Tropical Cut Flowers, Plants, Fruit & Gourmet Baskets, Imported Chocolates, and Stuffed Toys Available. 1811 Indiana at Dunlavy 523-3791 Major Credit Cards Accepted Spanish Flower Mexican Restaurant 4701 N. Main 869-1706 A Taste ol Mexico 24 Hours Daily Luncheon Special 11am- 2pm Spanish Flower Dinner Beef Enchilada. Chicken Tostada, Chile con Queso. Rice, Beans, reg. 5 75 . Special $3.75 Chicken Fajitas lor 2 $8 95 Good Any Time With this Ad Expires end ot the month Closed Tuesday 10:00pm. ■ Reopen Wednesday 1000am
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