American Anthem (1986)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Sport

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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 »




  • Mitchell Gaylord in American Anthem (1986)
  • Janet Jones in American Anthem (1986)
  • Mitchell Gaylord and Janet Jones in American Anthem (1986)
  • Mitchell Gaylord and Janet Jones in American Anthem (1986)
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22 August 2017 | sundialpictures-01657
| It's a Schlock Anthem... and Not As Much Fun As That Sounds
Andrew White pretty much steals the show as Julie's cousin, Arthur, a musician who lost his parents and was injured in a car accident. Not hard to do when you've got charisma vacuums like Mitch Gaylord and Janet Jones playing the leads. What you've heard about this film recycling elements from Rocky IV and Purple Rain is absolutely true, but it does so without any of the style or interest. I've also seen reviews that trash Alan Silvestri's bombastic score, and I'll admit that it's melodramatic in the extreme, but it's also one of the few things aside from some great gymnastics footage that kept me awake. It's a real shame considering a great film could be made about gymnasts. This just isn't it.

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Release Date:

27 June 1986



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Filming Locations

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,867,969 29 June 1986

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