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Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. Upon ... See full summary »

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Collins (as Alan Graf)
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Smasher
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Grizzly
Jimmy Keegan ...
Big Boy - Richie
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Colonel Davis
Tony Munafo ...
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Mad Dog Madison
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Storyline

Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son doesn't think too highly of him until he enters the nation-wide arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas. Written by Ryan Harder <hotshotharder@hotmail.com>

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Rocky, Rambo, Cobra And Now _Hawk_, In The Biggest Fight Of His Life. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet Me Half Way  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,057,580 (USA)
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Trivia

Pro Wrestling Legend Scott Norton has a Uncredited Role as one of the Arm Wrestlers in the Tournament See more »

Goofs

When Mike takes the white pick-up and stops at the stop sign his window is rolled down and when he takes off, his window is rolled up. See more »

Quotes

Lincoln Hawk: I always wanted to be a milk shake.
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Crazy Credits

An odd prop, specifically a "bucking bicycle" was used in the film. This bicycle was built by Terry Teene, writer and singer of the early 60's monster parody song, "Curse of the Hearse". See more »

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Soundtracks

All I Need Is You
Performed by Big Trouble
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Forget the wannabe movie critics...
31 January 2003 | by (lala land) – See all my reviews

Some LOVE this movie. I do. I LOVE the soundtrack. You'll see a million posts from "critics" on here who will look down their nose at this flick. Do you like a movie? WATCH IT! Forget what these morons say about bad cinematography, etc. Movie-makers create films for one reason -- viewers' pleasure (which brings money). Great 80's movie. Period.


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