Whitlock took inspiration from the script, when Stallone's character, Lincoln Hawk, says, "The world meets nobody halfway. When you want something, you gotta take it." He told Rediscover the '80s
: "I took that line and then it somehow evolved into a love song. The song did pretty well, but the movie didn't. For some reason, the producers decided to market the film around the tough-guy Stallone angle instead of to a family audience. I guess I wasn't in charge of that!"