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Over the Top (1987)

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Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

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Menahem Golan

Writers:

Gary Conway (story), David Engelbach (story) (as David C. Engelbach) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Lincoln Hawk
Robert Loggia ... Jason Cutler
Susan Blakely ... Christina Hawk
Rick Zumwalt ... Bob 'Bull' Hurley
David Mendenhall ... Michael Cutler
Chris McCarty Chris McCarty ... Tim Salanger
Terry Funk ... Ruker
Bob Beattie Bob Beattie ... Announcer
Allan Graf ... Collins (as Alan Graf)
Magic Schwarz Magic Schwarz ... Smasher
Bruce Way Bruce Way ... Grizzly
Jimmy Keegan Jimmy Keegan ... Big Boy - Richie
John Braden John Braden ... Colonel Davis
Tony Munafo Tony Munafo ... Tony
Randy Raney Randy Raney ... 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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Taglines:

Some fight for money... Some fight for glory... He's fighting for his son's love. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet Me Half Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,149,200, 15 February 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,057,580
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Professional wrestlers Manny Fernandez and Sione Vailahi (a.k.a. The Barbarian) were flown to the set by the production company, but ended up not being used in the film. The wrestlers were given some money from the production staff and told they could go eat and drink. The wrestlers headed to a bar for drinks. According to Fernandez, Barbarian got so drunk that, after being insulted by a patron, Barbarian smashed his and Manny's mugs of beer over Barbarian's own forehead. Barbarian then laughed as blood poured down over his face. Even though Sione did not assault anybody else, the patrons were shocked and scared by Sione's actions, so they called the police, who arrested Sione and put in him jail overnight. Manny called Sione's wife Seini to tell her about Sione's ordeal, so she came to the jail to bail him out and fly him home. Sione later told Manny of how Seini had cooked him a nice big Tongan meal when they got home. When Sione started eating, Seini blindsided him with a skillet, chastising him for his actions, and yelling at him not to get drunk again. Sione said, "Brother, I crawled on all fours, and she kept hitting me." See more »

Goofs

When Lincoln Hawk is announced as the last finalist, it shows him sitting in front of the truck with his right elbow wrapped in a towel. The shot cuts away, and when it comes back to Hawk, the towel is in his back pocket and he puts it on again. See more »

Quotes

Lincoln Hawk: He's staying with me! You tell him that! You tell him!
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Alternate Versions

The version broadcast on TV (most notably on TBS) contains a different version of the opening song "In This Country". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Not Another Not Another Movie (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Be Strong
Performed by Eddie Money
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder & Richie Zito
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Am I delirious or is this an alright flick?
28 December 2001 | by jehnSee all my reviews

I recently remembered seeing this film when I was much younger and liking it. When I checked it out on IMDb, I was quite disturbed. Why in the world would I like this weird, arm wrestling movie with Sylvester Stallone? So I rented it again to see why I had liked it as a kid or to see if I had been delirious when I first saw it. The strange thing is, even though it is not at all my type of movie, I still really enjoyed it. I've heard that the kid is a bad actor and all, but I really don't think he is. Maybe I'm still delirious, but I thought the movie was pretty darn heart warming.


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