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Over the Top

  • Drama
  • 1987
  • Menahem Golan
  • 89 mins
  • PG

Summary

Drama starring Sylvester Stallone. Lincoln Hawk, a tough arm-wrestling truck driver, is allowed to see his son again when his ex-wife goes into hospital for surgery. During a three-day trip to California where the operation is to take place, Hawk tries to win back the love of his son, despite opposition from the boy's grandfather.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Dating from the post-Rambo period when Sylvester Stallone's career was in the doldrums, this tacky drama has its roots in that old Wallace Beery classic The Champ. Here, boxing is replaced by arm wrestling, as trucker Sly tries to re-establish a relationship with his military academy-trained son on a make-up or break trek across the States. The grapple scenes are so devoid of thrills that you long to return to the mushy melodramatics. It's slick enough, but you expect more from a script co-written by Stallone and Stirling Silliphant, who won an Oscar for his work on In the Heat of the Night.

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Credits

Cast

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Lincoln HawkSylvester Stallone
Jason CutlerRobert Loggia
Christina HawkSusan Blakely
Bob "Bull" HurleyRick Zumwalt
Michael CutlerDavid Mendenhall
Tim SalangerChris McCarty
RukerTerry Funk

Crew

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DirectorMenahem Golan

Details

Guidance
Edited for some of its language, and contains some violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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