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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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John Braden ...
Colonel Davis
Tony Munafo ...
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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)  »

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 Stallone goes up against Mad Dog Maddison, played by Randy Rainey. Interestingly, the next year in 1988 they would come up against each other again in Rambo III. 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

"Hawk" becomes "Hawkes" in the middle of the movie, and returns to "Hawk" again for the arm-wrestling climax. See more »

Quotes

Michael Cutler: I don't believe this. All that talk about never giving up is all lies. You never believed it yourself. And what you said to me, remember? "Now is the time to do it for yourself". "The world meets nobody halfway". "If you want it, you gotta take it".
Lincoln Hawk: Mike, please. I...
Michael Cutler: Now is your chance, dad, don't you see? I don't care about what happened before, so you can stop trying to prove yourself to me. It doesn't matter if you win or lose, dad. I don't care about that. All I care about is being with ...
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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
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Very inspiring!
28 November 2004 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I find every movie of Silvester Stallone very inspiring no matter what the critics may say. Maybe because he is the brightest example of a man who reached so much in his life. I am not a truck driver. I am a judge. But I can tell right after the first few minutes of the film how much Mr Stallone got into his character. He is even driving with the gestures of a real truck driver.

I think it takes too much to be an actor of his value, to go deep into his character and to drive a huge truck. And again there comes the idea of physical strength and stamina.

Which I find very inspiring. Not drugs, bad language and manours. Training the body and the mind. Silvester Stallone is one of my inspirations to deal with sports. And I have done it for over a decade now.


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