Over The Top

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, right before the semi-finals, they say that only eight men are left. When they introduce the men, they only call out six names.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie Sylvester Stallone is driving his truck into the driveway of his son's school, you do not see the eagle hood ornament on his truck at this time. But as he parks the truck in front of the school you now see the eagle on the top of the hood.

Continuity mistake: The shot of the truck from atop a hill, right after the boy and Stallone fight over the radio being on or off, shows the truck moving on the wrong side of the highway (against traffic). The two cars behind the truck are in the correct lane.

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Trivia: The punch that Bull Hurley gave Hawk during the final match that made his nose bleed was real. Stallone told the guy to do it since he was the director but didn't give him a "cue point" in which to do it. Meaning Stallone never knew when it was going to happen so that his reaction would be authentic to the hit. Stallone stated that he took more punishment in trying to be authentic in this movie by taking actual hits such as this one and arm-wrestling professionals that were hired for the film, than he did in any of the Rocky movies.

Rollin Garcia Jr

Trivia: To make the movie seem as authentic as possible, Stallone told the guy playing Bull not to take it easy on him when it was time for them to shoot the final scene of their match together. The guy laughed about the idea but still agreed to do so even though he warned Stallone that he may hurt him. Stallone, made him eat those words when he beat him for real. Everything in that scene is authentic except for close-up shots of their face that were done later due to injuries that both men suffered while the scene was being filmed. Stallone suffered a strained forearm while Bull Hurley's character suffered a dislocated shoulder. The cry from him that you can hear when Stallone is pulling his arm down at the end is the real thing. That's when it happened.

Rollin Garcia Jr

Bob 'Bull' Hurley: I drive truck, break arms, and arm wrestle. It's what I love to do, it's what I do best. Being number one is everything. There is no second place. Second sucks.

Lincoln Hawk: The world meets nobody halfway. When you want something, you gotta take it.

Lincoln Hawk: I always wanted to be a milk shake.

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Question: Regarding that move Hawks does where he lifts his fingers and adjusts then in a different position in order to get the advantage and win, a) what is the significance of doing this (what exactly is he doing) and b) is this even legal in a real arm wrestling tournament?


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