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American Anthem (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 27 June 1986 (USA)
Steve is a talented gymnast who has given up competition and is working at his father's bike shop. Julie is the new girl at his old gym, who has moved to town to train with their powerful ... See full summary »

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Steve Tevere (as Mitch Gaylord)
Tiny Wells ...
Jake
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Julie Lloyd
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Coach Soranhoff
Patrice Donnelly ...
Danielle
R.J. Williams ...
Mikey Tevere
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Mr. Tevere
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Linda Tevere
Katherine Gosney ...
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Stacy Maloney ...
Kirk Baker
Peter Tramm ...
Ron Denver
Maria Anz ...
Becky Cameron
Jenny Ester ...
Tracy Prescott
Andrew White ...
Arthur
Dick McGarvin ...
Announcer Prelim Meet
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Steve is a talented gymnast who has given up competition and is working at his father's bike shop. Julie is the new girl at his old gym, who has moved to town to train with their powerful coach. Inspired by Julie, Steve resumes training. While dealing with the conflicts in their personal lives and the stress of training, they prepare for the US Olympic Trials. Written by Caitlin

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Drama | Sport

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27 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Días rebeldes  »

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$4,845,724 (USA)
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Trivia

During the second half of the 80s, Maik Belle decided to throw what American Anthem called a "Triffus," which is a full-twisting triple back. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Love and Loneliness
Performed by Chris Thompson
Produced by Phil Galdston, John Van Tongeren
Written by Nick Garvey and Gordon Hahn
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One of the most memorable films of my youth
5 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't get to see this film until a year after it was in the theaters, one of my first experiences of seeing a movie on VHS (my parents didn't have cable or a VHS player). I was working as a camp counselor at a summer camp for the mentally disabled with a few weeks of youth summer camp in a small town east of Seattle the summer between my junior and senior years in high school. It was an important formative experience of my youth. I watched this movie so many times in the decade following, and I had the theme song on cassette, (I can still hear it in my head "Two hearts beat as one together" 25 years later). It it is viewed in the cultural light of 1986, and you are still young at heart, are a fan of competitive gymnastics, and can remember what young passionate love is like, you should enjoy this movie. Makes me want to watch it again!


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