The term "kitchen sink" used to refer to a style of cinematic naturalism. In the case of TOP OF THE WORLD, it signifies a commercial enterprise that throws in every filmmaking style but the kitchen sink; this film shifts tone, crossbreeds genres, and pumps up its violence quotient to
distract an audience it has long since lost. The film premiered on HBO and was subsequently released on home video.
Newly released ex-con Ray Mercer (Peter Weller) spends his first day of freedom accompanying his estranged wife Rebecca (Tia Carrere) to Las Vegas for a divorce. Killing time at a casino managed by Rebecca's new boyfriend Steve Atlas (Dennis Hopper), Mercer gets a big ...