Only the music was a winner in Stallone's flick 'Over The Top'
Sylvester Stallone owned the '80s with three Rambo movies, two more Rocky sequels and seven other movies ranging from underrated (Nighthawks) to down-right embarrassing (Rhinestone). Many of Stallone's movies had winning songs even if the movies themselves were a stinkaroo like Winner Takes It All from Over The Top.
Over The Top has a generous rating of 5.7 on IMDB and features one of the more brutal performances by a child actor in the '80s as David Mendenhall's role as the unlikeable son of Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) won him the Razzie as Worst Supporting Actor of 1987 at the tender age of 16. Still, the music is top notch as all songs were handled by the duo of Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock who teamed up for all those great songs on Top Gun. On the Over The Top soundtrack, the big hit was Kenny Loggins' Meet Me Half Way, but we also fondly remember Sammy Hagar and Winner Takes It All.
The video for Winner Takes It All finds Hagar feeling frisky and ready to take on Stallone in arm wrestling. Other video highlights include proof that the Red Rocker can indeed drive under 55 as he takes a slow jaunt down the Las Vegas strip on his bad motor scooter. Winner Takes It All was also a winner on the rock radio as it made it to No. 3 on the Mainstream Rock Charts and added to Hagar's nifty resume of soundtrack music that includes Heavy Metal, Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Footloose.