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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John Brzenk, the real-life arm-wrestler who inspired the Lincoln Hawk character, won in the Truckers Class of the actual "Over the Top" tournament, and won the Volvo White Truck and Trail-mobile Trailer that were the grand prize in the movie. It was worth about $250,000. Brzenk took the truck on tour across the country to promote the film. He later sold it and bought a 1987 Corvette with some of the money. See more »
When Mike takes the white pick-up and stops at the stop sign, his window is rolled down. When he takes off, his window is rolled up. See more »
What are you trying to do? I gave you custody of the boy, I signed papers, what more do you want?
I'm trying to make things easy for you, Hawk. You don't need Michael as a meal ticket anymore. You're on a free ride. So take the truck, take the money. Start a new life, *start your own family*!
I've got a family! When this is over, I'm coming to get him.
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The version broadcast on TV (most notably on TBS) contains a different version of the opening song "In This Country". See more »
Not as bad as you would think from an Arm Wrestling movie
I actually quite liked Over the Top. The story of the kid and Stallone was pretty deep if you look at it closely. The idea of Arm Wrestling being a major part of a movie sounds stupid, but Stallone plays it pretty well. Some of the acting in this is pretty bad, but some of it is pretty good. Also, the sound track a excellent (Sammy Hagar - Winner Takes It All was the best). Overall, I give it 3.5/5 for being a good movie, but not excellent
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