“Over the Top” quotes

Movie Over the Top
Title Over the Top
Year 1987
Director Menahem Golan
Genre Drama, Sport, Action
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Plot – Lincoln Hawk is a truck driver who has abandoned his wife Cristina and his son Michael because of many contrasts with his father-in-law, even if he has never stopped to love them. Now Cristina is hospitalized and would like Lincoln to meet Michael, who however doesn't even know him. Together they visit Cristina at the hospital and gradually Michael begins to like his father, but when they arrive they find Cristina is dead. Michael flees desperate, but this time Lincoln is determined to get back his son.
All actors – Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt, David Mendenhall, Chris McCarty, Terry Funk, Bob Beattie, Allan Graf, Magic Schwarz, Bruce Way, Jimmy Keegan
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  • “- Michael Cutler: If I went with you, where would we go? Where would we end up?
    - Lincoln Hawk: Together is all I can guarantee. I'm just a father who messed up pretty bad, I know that. I've done things real wrong, now I want to try fix things up as best I can. I want to give... you... what's inside of me. I may not have much and I may never...” (continue)
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    David Mendenhall - Michael Cutler
    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
    [Tag:caring, father, son]
  • “I should be able to blow them away real easy. There's a lot more technique involved and you can't beat experience.”

    Paul Sullivan - Carl Adams
  • “My whole body is an engine. This is a fireplug and I'm gonna light him up.”

    Sam Scarber - Bosco
    [Tag:body, power]
  • “When I get to the table, that person, I don't care who they are, they're my mortal enemy. I hate them.”

    Bruce Way - Grizzly
    [Tag:boxing, hatred]
  • “- Michael Cutler: Grandfather always said you were a loser! Now you're trying to make me one and I hate you for it!
    - Lincoln Hawk: Mike, I don't care what your grandfather thinks about me, okay? All I care about is you!”

    David Mendenhall - Michael Cutler
    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
    [Tag:caring, losing]
  • “- Jason Cutler: We don't have to be enemies.
    - Lincoln Hawk: I never wanted to be your enemy.”

    Robert Loggia - Jason Cutler
    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
  • “- Lincoln Hawk: You know, if you're hungry, there's a great place up here for good steak. What do you say we stop?
    - Michael Cutler: Sir, you're going to be the victim of cholesterol poisoning. Later in life, you'll just start to rot away.
    - Lincoln Hawk: You're just full of good humor, aren't ya Mike?”

    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
    David Mendenhall - Michael Cutler
    [Tag:disease, food, poison]
  • “The world meets nobody halfway. When you want something, you gotta take it.”
    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
  • “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.”
    Rick Zumwalt - Bob 'Bull' Hurley
    [Tag:success, winning]
  • “Now is your chance, dad, don't you see? I don't care about what happened before, so you can stop trying to prove yourself to me. It doesn't matter if you win or lose, dad. I don't care about that. All I care about is being with you, dad... and I love you!”

    David Mendenhall - Michael Cutler
    [Tag:father, love, winning]
  • “- Michael Cutler: How long will it take?
    - Lincoln Hawk: I've got one more pick up. And say, two to three days, we'll be in California. And your mother doesn't go into surgery, say, until Wednesday morning.
    - Michael Cutler: Do you really think you can make up 10 years in two to three days?
    - Lincoln Hawk: No.”

    David Mendenhall - Michael Cutler
    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
  • “What I do is I just try to take my hat and I turn it around, and it's like a switch that goes on. And when the switch goes on, I feel like another person, I feel, I don't know, I feel like a... like a truck. Like a machine.”
    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
    [Tag:changing, feeling]
  • “All I can say is I made a mistake. I know that. You know, sometimes that happens in life. We all make mistakes, but it won't happen again.”

    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
  • I'm not so enthused about people coming up and patting me on the back saying "You're the best". I don't need people to do that to me. If I win, it's because I wanted to be the best one time in my life.
    Randy Raney - Mad Dog Madison
  • “You lost back there because you beat yourself, you told yourself you couldn't win. You're my boy, now go back there and win.”

    Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk