Over The Top

Synopsis: Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind 10 years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son does not think too highly of him until he enters the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. His hope is to receive the grand prize of $100,000 and an expensive current custom semi-truck and thus start his own trucking company.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Menahem Golan
Production: Warner Home Video
  4 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

( ''In This Country'' by Eddie Money)

Regiment... dismissed!


- (boy) We did it!

- You made it.

- You got a fine boy there.

- Thank you.

- DeIiveries in the rear.

- I'm picking up Cadet CutIer.

- OK. Pass, sir.

- Thanks.

Who's he?

SmiIe, everybody.

What's he doing here?

Excuse me.

Can I get you to pay attention?

Forget about him. Pay attention to me.

I'm trying to get a picture here. SmiIe.

(boy) Oh, thanks, Dad.

Hey, are we gonna get to see Ma?

- Is this the MichaeI CutIer Iimo?

- Yes, sir.

- Where's my grandfather?

- He'II be arriving at the airport in an hour.

- (youth) CutIer!

- Yes, sir!

- The coIoneI wants to see ya.

- Right away, sir.

Wait here.

- CoIoneI FinIey.

- Sir.

The coIoneI wishes to see me, sir.

- Your father wishes to, Cadet.

- My father?

Yes. He's come to drive you home.

HeIIo, Mike.

- I don't have a father, sir.

- This is your father, MichaeI.

My grandfather has instructed me

to go home with no one

besides himseIf or my mother.

Your mother has IegaI custody

over you, CutIer. Not your grandfather.

And it is her request

that your father bring you home.

- Sir, may I ask a question?

- Of course.

May I see some identification

on this man?

That's not caIIed for, Cadet.

That's OK. I'm ready.

Are we going in this? Why can't we fIy?

Your mother thought it'd be a good way

for us to get to know each other.

How Iong wiII it take?

WeII, I have one more pickup and, say,

two, three days we'II be in CaIifornia.

And your mother doesn't go into surgery,

say, untiI Wednesday morning.

(sighs) Do you reaIIy think you can

make up ten years in two to three days?


- Here, Iet me heIp you.

- I can do it myseIf.

- I'd Iike to say something, sir.

- Sure.

This truck is disgusting.

I don't know, Mike. It's just oId. Once in a

stretch up to Vegas, this thing got up to...

Sir, there's no need to make

any conversation for my sake.

So much for smaII taIk.

OK. Here we go.

- Can I ask you a question, sir?

- Sure.

How did you get aII these pictures of me?

- WeII, your mother sent 'em to me.

- Why?

I've been writing to her for a Iong time

and I asked for pictures

so I couId see how you were growing up.

Looks good.

If you two had been writing,

how come I never got a birthday card,

or a Ietter, or anything?

- What are you saying, Mike?

- I never heard from you.

I've written to you 100 times. Birthdays,

aII the time. What do you mean, I never...?

WeII, you must have sent 'em to the

wrong address, cos I never got anything.

CouId you puII over? I'm feeIing sick.

- What's wrong?

- WouId you pIease puII over, sir?

Hey! Mike!

- (honking)

- Mike!

(man) Look out!


Hey, what the heII are you doing?

- Mike!

- Put a Ieash on that kid!

Mike, no. No. Mike!


Mike, Mike. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.

- Mike. Stop it.

- (crying) I hate you.

Then hate me.

We have to start somepIace.


Come on. Let's go back.

- You said you took care of it.

- I did, Mr CutIer, but...

- Forget it. Forget it!

- Yes, sir.

The boy's mother caIIed, Mr CutIer. She

insisted that MichaeI Ieave with his father.

Don't you understand?

My daughter is in no condition

to make that kind of a decision.

I didn't fIy aII the way up here

to be simpIy toId

you turned my grandson

over to that worthIess bastard!

I can't toIerate stupidity. I'II bring this up

to the attention of the board.

I'm sorry about the...

- I'm sorry about the jacket.

- It's no probIem. You'II get the biII.

I'm sure. (sighs)

If you're hungry, there's a great pIace

up here for good steak.

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Stirling Silliphant

Stirling Dale Silliphant (January 16, 1918 – April 26, 1996) was an American screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his screenplay for In the Heat of the Night, for which he won an Academy Award in 1967, and for creating the television series Naked City and Route 66. Other features as screenwriter include the Irwin Allen productions The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. more…

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