Variety - 02/11/1987
"...Stallone is sincere and soulful....David Mendenhall is a likeable tyke..."
Big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk's (Sylvester Stallone) only chance for a better existence, which includes starting his own business and earning the love of his son, lies in his considerable talent for armwrestling.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Rocky and Rambo star Sylvester Stallone gives fans another reason to stand up and cheer. He stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship in Over the Top (co-scripted by Stallone).
Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life by capturing the first-place prize money - and the love of the son (David Mendenhall) he abandoned years earlier into the keeping of his rich, ruthless father-in-law (Robert Loggia). He matches muscles with some of the game's gargantuan greats - and grips you tightly with a rousing finale in crowd-pleasing Rocky style. Grab hold for rip-roaring fun!
Lincoln Hawk, a trucker who's hasn't seen his family for years, hits the road with his son for some good old fashioned father/son quality time. After a rocky start, Lincoln finally ends up winning the boy's love through the art of Las Vegas championship arm-wrestling.