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
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A real-life "Over The Top" arm wrestling tournament was created once the movie was approved for production. Organizers worked closely with producers at Cannon Films in hosting the tournament while the film was being made. The contest was described as "the biggest event in arm-wrestling history." Beginning with the first qualifier in Beverly Hills in August 1985, the competition lasted a year throughout North America and included qualifying events in Europe, Israel, and Japan. The finale took place on July 26th, 1986, with an 18-hour marathon tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton. The movie featured many real-life arm-wrestlers and footage from the Vegas finals. The only exceptions were the scenes that featured Sylvester Stallone, whose matches were filmed the day after the real finals. The same location was used, and the extras who made up the audience in those scenes were the same fans who had filled the venue the day before. See more »
When Mike bolts from Lincoln's truck and dashes across the busy highway, putting his life in immediate danger, Lincoln apparently digs out his hat and puts it on before chasing him down. See more »
Where were you in 1987? For those of you can't remember the late 80's was a critical time. So many issues with the world still flourished. The cold war still continued,Reganomics,communism,the divorce rate rising, child custody and arm wrestling. This movie takes the two most important subjects, child custody and arm wrestling, and made one of the most excellent movies of all time. There movie is absolutely flawless is both style and substance. If you truly want to look into God's eyes please rent Over The Top. It just might change your life.
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