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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 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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Días rebeldes  »

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$4,845,724 (USA)
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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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Guiron (1991) See more »

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Wings of Love
Performed by Andy Taylor
Produced by Roy Thomas Baker
Written by Andy Taylor and Steve Jones
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Oh, Mitch Gaylord, come to me!
30 June 2000 | by (Mercury) – See all my reviews

There's really not much better than the high concept films of the '80s, and this one has it all. Ever notice how in these films, everyone in the ENTIRE TOWN seems centered around whatever miraculous achievement the star is involved in?

In this case, it's a whole group of friends, a whole family and a WHOLE TOWN focused on gymnastics! This movie made me want to rush out and become a gymnast, though I think that may be tempered by the fact that my teeny-bopper mind wanted to fall into the awaiting arms of Mitch Gaylord.

Granted, Mystic Pizza made me want to work in a restaurant and North Shore made me want to...uh...go to Hawaii and make fun of people, but as a film rooted in its conception of gymnasts, nothing's better than the would-be star who fails and fails until he finally gets it right.

Hoo-yeah.


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