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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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Mad Dog Madison
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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 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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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

Sylvester Stallone was reportedly unhappy with the final film. In an interview with the Ain't It Cool News website, he said that if he had directed the film he would have made it with a darker tone - changing the setting to an urban environment, using scored music instead of rock songs, and making the Las Vegas finale more ominous. See more »

Goofs

When Hawk arrives at the Military School in his truck, the 'Hawk' figurine can not be seen on the bonnet of the truck. See more »

Quotes

Michael Cutler: How long will it take?
Lincoln Hawk: Well, I've got one more pick up. And say, two to three days, we'll be in California. And your mother doesn't go into surgery, say, until Wednesday morning.
Michael Cutler: Do you really think you can make up 10 years in two to three days?
Lincoln Hawk: No.
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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

Meet Me Half Way
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Courtesy of Columbia 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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