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Lincoln Hawk is a trucker and arm wrestler who attempts to reconcile with his estranged son and win the world arm wrestling championship.

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Collins (as Alan Graf)
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Grizzly
Jimmy Keegan ...
Big Boy - Richie
John Braden ...
Colonel Davis
Tony Munafo ...
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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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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet Me Half Way  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,057,580 (USA)
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Trivia

A billboard ad for the film Howard the Duck can be seen in the background when Hawk chases the kidnappers in the pickup truck 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: You know, if you're hungry, there's a great place up here for good steak. What do you say we stop?
Michael Cutler: Sir, you're going to be the victim of cholesterol poisoning. Later in life, you'll just start to rot away.
Lincoln Hawk: You're just full of good humor, aren't ya Mike?
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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 Saturday Night Live: Sylvester Stallone/Jamiroquai (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

In This Country
Performed by Robin Zander
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Epic 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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