Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife…
Release Year: 1987
Rating: 4.9/10 (16,593 voted)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely
Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son doesn't think too highly of him until he enters the nation-wide arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas.
Writers: Gary Conway, David Engelbach
Bob 'Bull' Hurley
(as Alan Graf)
Big Boy – Richie
Mad Dog Madison
Rocky, Rambo, Cobra And Now _Hawk_, In The Biggest Fight Of His Life.
Release Date: 13 February 1987
Filming Locations: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $5,149,200
(15 February 1987)
Did You Know?
John Wetton, lead singer of the rock group Asia, sang "Winner Takes It All" for the movie, but after performing the song, it was felt that his voice wasn't "mean" enough, so the song was offered to Sammy Hagar, whose version ended up being the one on the soundtrack.
When Mike takes the white pick-up and stops at the stop sign his window is rolled down and when he takes off, his window is rolled up.
When I get to the table, that person, I don't care who they are, they're my mortal enemy. I hate them.
Perhaps the finest 93 minutes of cinema ever produced
This movie embodies all that I find amazing in a movie. Passion: about
a son, a truck, and, of course, arm-wrestling. Sly Stallone deserves an
exponentially increased amount of respect for writing this masterpiece.
I don't understand how someone can watch this movie and fail to be
entertained by the compelling plot and characters.
As a movie from the 80s, Over the Top pretty much represents everything
good about the decade. Other than perhaps Rocky IV, this is definitely
Stallone's best work. The man is unquestionably a genius. The only part
of the movie that is a little far-fetched is when Stallone plows
through his father-in-law's gates in a moment of pure man-passion. The
unrealistic quality of this scene is obviously the lack of explosion
when Stallone's truck hits the gates. This is also an anomaly of the
80s; I think Stallone was going for something unique in a decade of
decadence, but I can only hope to comprehend the motives behind any of
I would highly recommend Over the Top for anyone who enjoys classy