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Over the Top (1987)

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

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Bob Beattie ...
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Collins (as Alan Graf)
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Bruce Way ...
Grizzly
Jimmy Keegan ...
Big Boy - Richie
John Braden ...
Colonel Davis
Tony Munafo ...
Tony
Randy Raney ...
Mad Dog Madison
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Storyline

Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind 10 years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son does not think too highly of him until he enters the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. His hope is to receive the grand prize of $100,000 and an expensive current custom semi-truck and thus start his own trucking company. Written by Ryan Harder <hotshotharder@hotmail.com>

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Some fight for money... Some fight for glory... He's fighting for his son's love 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one of the final matches Sylvester Stallone goes up against Mad Dog Maddison, played by Randy Raney. Interestingly, they would come up against each other again in Rambo III (1988). Rainey played the Russian Special Forces soldier who perished in the final scenes with a snapped neck and then blown to bits. See more »

Goofs

Just after they stop at the truck stop as they drive away, they drive on the wrong side of the yellow line. See more »

Quotes

Lincoln Hawk: What are you trying to do? I gave you custody of the boy, I signed papers, what more do you want?
Jason Cutler: I'm trying to make things easy for you, Hawk. You don't need Michael as a meal ticket anymore. You're on a free ride. So take the truck, take the money. Start a new life, *start your own family*!
Lincoln Hawk: I've got a family! When this is over, I'm coming to get him.
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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 1960s monster parody song "Curse of the Hearse". See more »

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Referenced in Robot Chicken: Plastic Buffet (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Meet Me Half Way
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Am I delirious or is this an alright flick?
28 December 2001 | by (Minneapolis, Minnesota USA) – See all my reviews

I recently remembered seeing this film when I was much younger and liking it. When I checked it out on IMDb, I was quite disturbed. Why in the world would I like this weird, arm wrestling movie with Sylvester Stallone? So I rented it again to see why I had liked it as a kid or to see if I had been delirious when I first saw it. The strange thing is, even though it is not at all my type of movie, I still really enjoyed it. I've heard that the kid is a bad actor and all, but I really don't think he is. Maybe I'm still delirious, but I thought the movie was pretty darn heart warming.


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