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Over the Top (1987)

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Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to reconcile with his estranged son and win the world arm wrestling championship.

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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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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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Driving headlong towards 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

John Wetton, lead singer of the rock group Asia, sang "Winner Takes It All" for the movie, but after performing the song, it was felt that his voice wasn't "mean" enough, so the song was offered to Sammy Hagar, whose version ended up being the one on the soundtrack. See more »

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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: I always wanted to be a milk shake.
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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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Take It Higher
Performed by Larry Greene
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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Classic Stallone
19 June 2003 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I read one comment that said this movie is boring and lifeless which is a false statement. This movie is classic Sylvester Stallone and if you enjoyed the Rocky series you will enjoy this also. There are not many movies out there about arm wrestling but this movie does a great job and who better to star in the role but Stallone. Their might be some things in this movie that are stupid but it is the kind of stupid you laugh at. Also the names in this movie are great also, and it is just like a Stallone movie to have great names, but Lincoln Hawk is a great name. Underdog movies like this are great to watch and no one does them better than Stallone. The names and the one liners definetly make this movie worth watching. "When I turn the hat around its like a switch."


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