Over the Top. Arm wrestling for his kid

Over the Top was released in 1987 and directed by Menahem Golan. Starring Sylvester Stallone as Lincoln Hawke. Kenny Logins provided the film’s central theme “Meet me halfway


The Movie

Lincoln Hawke is a freelance truck driver scraping the barrel to survive, and arm wrestles on the side to earn some extra cash. He is requested by his estranged wife to spend some time with their son, and they go on a road trip. His grandfather however had other plans. A cat and mouse game ensued over the boy, and the movie culminates in an arm-wrestling tournament that Hawke wins. He walks away with a new truck and his son, whom he had won over. It’s a heartwarming movie, with a fitting 80’s music score.

The movie trailer