Over the Top

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"Some fight for money... Some fight for glory... He's fighting for his son's love."
  • PG
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.8  (59,058)
  • 40

Over the Top is a 1987 sports drama film directed by Menahem Golan, featuring Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, and Susan Blakely. The film follows a trucker and arm wrestler, Lincoln Hawk, on a journey to reconnect with his estranged son, Michael. Through his passion for arm wrestling, Lincoln hopes to win back the love and respect of his son, who he hasn't seen in over 10 years.

The movie opens with Lincoln Hawk driving his truck across the country to see his son, Michael, who is about to start his Military Academy. Hawk is a tough, hard-working man, who is also an accomplished arm wrestler. Even though it's been years since he's seen his son, he has never given up on the idea of reuniting with him.

Michael, on the other hand, is a young, bitter, and arrogant boy who has grown up without a father figure. He lives a life of privilege, and he craves the love, attention, and recognition of his wealthy grandfather, Jason Cutler, who has always despised Hawk and refuses to let him see Michael.

Despite being told to stay away from Michael, Hawk manages to break into the Military Academy and convinces Michael to go on a trip with him to Las Vegas to see the arm wrestling world championship. Along the way, they bond, learn to trust each other, and start to appreciate each other's differences.

As the competition draws near, the tension between Hawk and Cutler reaches its boiling point, and they must face each other in the ultimate challenge: an arm-wrestling competition with everything on the line.

The movie is more than just a sports drama. It's an emotional journey of reconciliation and redemption, infused with powerful themes of love, family, and self-discovery. Sylvester Stallone delivers an outstanding performance, capturing the essence of a man who was never able to give up on his son despite all the hurdles life has thrown his way.

The film's soundtrack is also notable, featuring a classic 80s rock soundtrack with catchy tunes like "Winner Takes It All" by Sammy Hagar, "Meet Me Half Way" by Kenny Loggins, and "In This Country" by Robin Zander.

Overall, Over the Top is a heartfelt, inspirational, and entertaining movie that will resonate with audiences of all ages. It's a timeless classic that captures the spirit of the 80s and delivers a powerful message of hope, perseverance, and the power of love.

Over the Top is a 1987 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 40.

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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (59,058)
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