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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.

Director:

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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Driving headlong towards the biggest fight of his life. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rick Zumwalt was paid $10,000 to shave his head for the film. He liked it so much he never let his hair grow back. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, a long shot down the military academy's driveway. The palm trees and desert plants along the edges don't grow in the Colorado mountains. See more »

Quotes

Lincoln Hawk: What I do is I just try to take my hat and I turn it around, and it's like a switch that goes on. And when the switch goes on, I feel like another person, I feel, I don't know, I feel like a... like a truck. Like a machine.
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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 60's monster parody song, "Curse of the Hearse". See more »

Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

Take It Higher
Performed by Larry Greene
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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This film does what any good 80s movie should
10 October 2000 | by superevaSee all my reviews

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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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, 16 February 1987

Gross USA:

$16,057,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,057,580
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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