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American Anthem (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 27 June 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Magnoli

Writers:

Evan Archerd (screenplay), Evan Archerd (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mitchell Gaylord Mitchell Gaylord ... Steve Tevere (as Mitch Gaylord)
Tiny Wells Tiny Wells ... Jake
Janet Jones ... Julie Lloyd
Michael Pataki ... Coach Soranhoff
Patrice Donnelly Patrice Donnelly ... Danielle
R.J. Williams ... Mikey Tevere
John Aprea ... Mr. Tevere
Michelle Phillips ... Linda Tevere
Katherine Gosney Katherine Gosney ... Landlady
Stacy Maloney Stacy Maloney ... Kirk Baker
Peter Tramm Peter Tramm ... Ron Denver
Maria Anz Maria Anz ... Becky Cameron
Jenny Ester Jenny Ester ... Tracy Prescott
Andrew White Andrew White ... Arthur
Dick McGarvin Dick McGarvin ... Announcer Prelim Meet
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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 »

Quotes

Steve Tevere: He hasn't let me down. It's just the opposite.
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Alternate Versions

UK releases are cut by 3 seconds. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Knots Landing: Sex & Violence (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Wings to Fly
Performed by Graham Nash
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Tom Whitlock
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okay, but ...
26 June 2000 | by giuseppe pelosi-3See all my reviews

I remember that Mitch Gaylord and Janet Jones were two of the prettiest people in the whole bloody world when this flick came out. And their sex scene, while tame, was pretty darn hot just because they were in it.

Mitch did his best world-weary, troubled teen bit. Janet was dead-on as the one-dimensional beauty with the "I know you want me" grin plastered on her adorable mug.

More nudity, less gymnastics, and this film might have worked.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Anthem See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,867,969, 29 June 1986

Gross USA:

$4,845,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,845,724
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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