Over The Top (1987)
|Tagline:||Lincoln Hawk will fight for his son the only way he knows how.|
|Genres:||Action | Drama | Family | Sport|
|Released:||12 February 1987 (USA)|
- It showed us that if you want something in life, "then ya gotta take it" because "the world meets nobody halfway"!
- It showed us that money isn't everything and kids who have rich parents aren't always cool, and can often be spoilt brats that have a lot to learn in life!
- It featured an awesome collection of bad arse scary arm wrestlers, and for most of them, it would be the only film they every appeared in!
Rocky and Rambo star Sylvester Stallone gives fans another reason to stand up and cheer. He stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship in Over the Top (co-scripted by Stallone). Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life by capturing the first-place prize money - and the love of the son (David Mendenhall) he abandoned years earlier into the keeping of his rich, ruthless father-in-law (Robert Loggia). He matches muscles with some of the game's gargantuan greats - and grips you tightly with a rousing finale in crowd-pleasing Rocky style.
The world meets nobody halfway. When you want something, you gotta take it.
My whole body is an engine. This is a fireplug
[makes a fist]... and I'm gonna light him up.
When I get to the table, that person, I don't care who they are, they're my mortal enemy. I hate them.
I got a thousand says I could tear your arm off, you want it? ... I said you want it?
I drive truck, break arms, and arm wrestle. It's what I love to do, it's what I do best.