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'''Push Up - The Movie''' is a film featured on the [[Radio Stations in GTA Vice City Stories|radio]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].  It is a clear parody of Rocky and other patriotic sports hero movies of the 1980s, based primarily on Sylvester Stallone's Rocky IV (released 1985) but featuring plot elements in his other film, the 1987 Over the Top. The main Soviet villain is even a caricature of Rocky's famous opponent Ivan Drago. This film stars [[Jack Howitzer]] and involves him beating the reds in a push up contest to win back his wife from the tennis coach.
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'''Push Up - The Movie''' is a 1984 film starring [[Jack Howitzer]] as Bruno, a washed up former push-up champion whose son Timmy no longer respects him for letting a Tennis Coach take his mother, aswell as Bruno's current wife leaving him (though she later returns to his side, which Timmy claims is to "bag his dad for [[wp:Cocaine|Coke]] money"). The film Bruno trains hard and gets back into shape to represent the [[United States of America|United States]] competing against a large [[wp:Russia|Russian]] who is representing the entire [[Soviet Union|Collective System of Oppression]] (the Soviet Union) in a push-up contest held in [[wp:Tokyo|Tokyo]], [[wp:China|China]].  
  
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The trailer for the film is featured on various [[Radio Stations in GTA Vice City Stories|radio stations]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
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== Trivia ==
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*This film seems to be a parody of the [[wp:Sylvester Stallone|Sylvester Stallone]] [[wp:Rocky IV|Rocky IV]] (released in 1985). The main Soviet villain is even a caricature of Rocky's famous opponent Ivan Drago. The film also borrows elements from the film [[wp:Over the Top (film)|Over the Top]] (released in 1987), also starring Sylvester Stallone.
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*This is the only film starring Jack Howitzer outside of the [[Evacuator Trilogy]] to feature a trailer in a GTA game.
 
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Revision as of 01:54, 6 August 2009

Push Up - The Movie is a 1984 film starring Jack Howitzer as Bruno, a washed up former push-up champion whose son Timmy no longer respects him for letting a Tennis Coach take his mother, aswell as Bruno's current wife leaving him (though she later returns to his side, which Timmy claims is to "bag his dad for Coke money"). The film Bruno trains hard and gets back into shape to represent the United States competing against a large Russian who is representing the entire Collective System of Oppression (the Soviet Union) in a push-up contest held in Tokyo, China.

The trailer for the film is featured on various radio stations in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


Trivia

  • This film seems to be a parody of the Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV (released in 1985). The main Soviet villain is even a caricature of Rocky's famous opponent Ivan Drago. The film also borrows elements from the film Over the Top (released in 1987), also starring Sylvester Stallone.
  • This is the only film starring Jack Howitzer outside of the Evacuator Trilogy to feature a trailer in a GTA game.