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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Rick Zumwalt was actually the studio's third choice for Sylvester Stallone's rival. They originally wanted Arm Wrestling Champion Cleve Dean, but he was so massive compared to Stallone that it wouldn't have looked believable, so they went with Professional Wrestler Ox Baker. When Baker didn't pan out, the role went to Zumwalt. 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 »
You know, if you're hungry, there's a great place up here for good steak. What do you say we stop?
Sir, you're going to be the victim of cholesterol poisoning. Later in life, you'll just start to rot away.
You're just full of good humor, aren't ya Mike?
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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 »
Where were you in 1987? For those of you can't remember the late 80's was a critical time. So many issues with the world still flourished. The cold war still continued,Reganomics,communism,the divorce rate rising, child custody and arm wrestling. This movie takes the two most important subjects, child custody and arm wrestling, and made one of the most excellent movies of all time. There movie is absolutely flawless is both style and substance. If you truly want to look into God's eyes please rent Over The Top. It just might change your life.
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