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 Bull punches Hawk in the nose during their final arm wrestling match, it should've disqualified him immediately. See more »
You lost back there because you beat yourself, you told yourself you couldn't win. You're my boy, now go back there and win.
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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 »
One Of Sylvester Stallone's Best Movies, In My Opinion
This movie really touched base with me. I grew up not knowing my father, so I really felt for "Michael Cutler", played by David Mendenhall. This was the first thing I remembered seeing David in and I became a big fan of his thru this movie. I identified with his character so much.
If only there would have been a sequel to this movie. (+:
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