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Over the Top (1987)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  13 February 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Big Boy - Richie
John Braden ...
Colonel Davis
Tony Munafo ...
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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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Action | Drama | Sport

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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

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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 an 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

Bob 'Bull' Hurley: What are you doing with that guy?
Michael Cutler: He's my father.
Bob 'Bull' Hurley: Too bad.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Winner Takes It All
Performed by Sammy Hagar
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder, Sammy Hagar & Edward Van Halen
Courtesy of Geffen 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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