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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The production company flew professional wrestlers Manny Fernandez and Sione Vailahi (a.k.a The Barbarian) to the set, but they weren't used in the film. The wrestlers were given some money to go eat and drink. The wrestlers headed to a bar for drinks. According to Fernandez, Barbarian got so drunk that after a patron insulted him,, Barbarian smashed his and Manny's mugs of beer over Barbarian's own forehead, then laughed as blood poured down over his face. The patrons were so shocked they called the police, who arrested Sione and put in him jail overnight. Manny called Sione's wife Seini, who bailed him out and flew him home. Sione later told Manny that Seini had cooked him a big Tongan meal when they got home. When Sione started eating, Seini blindsided him with a skillet, chastised him for his actions, and warned him not to get drunk again. Sione said, "Brother, I crawled on all fours, and she kept hitting me." See more »
Bull Hurley was undefeated when facing Lincoln Hawk in the final match. It was a double elimination tournament, so Hawk would've have had to beat Hurley twice in order to become the champion. See more »
This film is all about the thrill of seeing Stallone reveal his more 'sensitive' side. Not to mention the great scenes where he works out the rippling biceps of his 'wrestling arm' using an ingenious hand-weight pulley system in the cab of his truck. Sure it's cheesy, but this film does what any good 80s movie should. The part where he turns his cap backwards before a wrestling match is a highlight, symbolising some kind of metamorphosis from sensitive dad to macho man. What a great flick!
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