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 »


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  • Mitchell Gaylord and Janet Jones in American Anthem (1986)
  • Mitchell Gaylord and Janet Jones in American Anthem (1986)
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  • Janet Jones in American Anthem (1986)
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30 June 2000 | chefscout
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| Oh, Mitch Gaylord, come to me!
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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