Over the Top (1987)

PG   |    |  Action, Drama, Sport


Over the Top (1987) Poster

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5.7/10
44,230

Videos


Photos

  • Sylvester Stallone in Over the Top (1987)
  • Sylvester Stallone and David Mendenhall in Over the Top (1987)
  • Sylvester Stallone and David Mendenhall in Over the Top (1987)
  • Sylvester Stallone in Over the Top (1987)
  • Sylvester Stallone and Rick Zumwalt in Over the Top (1987)
  • Sylvester Stallone and Menahem Golan in Over the Top (1987)

See all photos

More Like This

  • Cobra

    Cobra

  • Lock Up

    Lock Up

  • Tango & Cash

    Tango & Cash

  • Cliffhanger

    Cliffhanger

  • The Specialist

    The Specialist

  • Assassins

    Assassins

  • Rambo III

    Rambo III

  • Rambo: First Blood Part II

    Rambo: First Blood Part II

  • Demolition Man

    Demolition Man

  • Daylight

    Daylight

  • First Blood

    First Blood

  • Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Over The Top" was the name of an actual arm-wrestling tournament that came about once the movie was approved for production. Organizers worked closely with producers at Cannon Films in hosting the tournament while the film was getting made. The contest was described as "the biggest event in armwrestling history." Beginning with the first qualifier in Beverly Hills in August 1985, the competition lasted a year throughout North America and included qualifying events in Europe, Israel and Japan. The finale took place on July 26th, 1986, with an 18-hour marathon tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton. The movie featured many real-life armwrestlers and footage from the Vegas finals. The only exceptions were the scenes that featured Sylvester Stallone, whose matches were filmed the day after the real finals. However, the same location was used, and the extras who made up the audience in those scenes were the same fans who had filled the venue the day before.


Quotes

Lincoln Hawk: All I can say is I made a mistake. I know that. You know, sometimes that happens in life. We all make mistakes, but it won't happen again.


Goofs

Just after they stop at the truck stop as they drive away, they drive on the wrong side of the yellow line.


Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

In This Country
Performed by
Robin Zander
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Epic Records

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Action | Drama | Sport

Featured on IMDb

See what the IMDb editors are excited to watch in November, check out our guide to horror, streaming shows, superheroes, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com