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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 »

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 ... 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 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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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Días rebeldes See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,867,969, 29 June 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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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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 »

Alternate Versions

UK releases are cut by 3 seconds. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Sitter (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle of the Dragon
Performed by Stevie Nicks
Produced by Gordon Perry
Lyrics by Steve Nicks
Music by Gary Nicholson and John Jarvis
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One of the most memorable films of my youth
5 April 2012 | by WendyhjSee 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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