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Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

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Cast

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Christina Hawk
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Chris McCarty ...
Tim Salanger
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Ruker
Bob Beattie ...
Announcer
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Collins (as Alan Graf)
Magic Schwarz ...
Smasher
Bruce Way ...
Jimmy Keegan ...
Big Boy - Richie
John Braden ...
Colonel Davis
Tony Munafo ...
Tony
Randy Raney ...
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Storyline

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. Written by Ryan Harder <hotshotharder@hotmail.com>

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Driving headlong towards the biggest fight of his life. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet Me Half Way  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,149,200 (USA) (15 February 1987)

Gross:

$16,057,580 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As an inside joke, the writers named David Mendenhall's character Michael. With his father's last name, that meant that his character's name is Mike Hawk. See more »

Goofs

When Hawk arrives at the Military School in his truck, the 'Hawk' figurine can not be seen on the bonnet of the truck. See more »

Quotes

Harry Bosco: My whole body is an engine. This is a fireplug
[makes a fist]
Harry Bosco: ... and I'm gonna light him up.
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Soundtracks

Take It Higher
Performed by Larry Greene
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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Forget the wannabe movie critics...
31 January 2003 | by (lala land) – See all my reviews

Some LOVE this movie. I do. I LOVE the soundtrack. You'll see a million posts from "critics" on here who will look down their nose at this flick. Do you like a movie? WATCH IT! Forget what these morons say about bad cinematography, etc. Movie-makers create films for one reason -- viewers' pleasure (which brings money). Great 80's movie. Period.


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