Over the Top (1987)

PG   |    |  Action, Drama, Sport

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

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  • 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)

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Did You Know?


"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.


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.


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".


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


Plot Summary


Action | Drama | Sport

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