Over The Top



                     "I drive truck, break arms, and arm wrestle. It's what I love to do,  

                                     it's what I do best'


Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash, and tries to rebuild his life. Hawk's wife Christina is very ill at the beginning of the film, and asks that Hawk pick their son Michael up from military school so that he may get to know his son since they have been apart since Hawk left them ten years earlier. His father-in-law Jason Cutler is enraged since he feels his daughter was deserted by Hawk and thus has no right to be in his grandson's life.

Despite Cutler's rage Hawk and his son hook up, and over the course of a cross country trip, Mike learns to trust his father until finding out that his mother dies while they are still on the road. Feeling he would have been there if not for Hawk, he leaves for his grandfather's estate. The film continues with Mike realizing the truth about his father, and Lincoln competing in the world arm wrestling competition, held at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Is there any way forward for the father/son relationship? Or is the arm wrestling competition more important for hawk???















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Directed by Menahem Golan
Produced by Menahem Golan
Yoram Globus
Written by Gary Conway &
David Engelbach
Stirling Silliphant &
Sylvester Stallone
Starring Sylvester Stallone
Robert Loggia
Susan Blakely
Rick Zumwalt
David Mendenhall
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) February 12, 1987
Running time 93 min.
Language English
Budget $2,500,000 (est.)