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American Anthem (1986)

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In a film that will probably appeal mostly to those who like gymnastics, American Anthem is about a gymnast struggling to find inspiration while attempting to deal with his family problems. After falling for a female gymnast, he finds the inspiration he needs to succeed, and the two train for the Olympics together.

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Cast

Mitch Gaylord
as Steve Tevere
Janet Jones
as Julie Lloyd
John Aprea
as Mr. Tevere
Michelle Phillips
as Linda Tevere
Michael Pataki
as Coach Soranhoff
R.J. Williams
as Mikey Tevere
Stacy Maloney
as Kirk Baker
Peter Tramm
as Ron Denver
Maria Anz
as Becky Cameron
Jenny Ester
as Tracey Prescott
Dick McGarvin
as Announcer, Prelim Meet
Popeye the Dog
as Mikey's Dog
Mark Oates
as Danny Squire
Jan Claire
as Announcer, Final Meet
Megan Marsden
as Jo-Ellen Carter
Li Yuejiu
as Ling Xiang
Bruce Burns
as Tops Club Member
Lisa Marie Campos
as Tops Club Member
Bob Gauthier
as Tops Club Member
Lisa Green
as Tops Club Member
Chris Riser
as Tops Club Member
Lyn Schmitt
as Tops Club Member
Kent Weaver
as Tops Club Member
Stephen Elliott
as Tops Club Member
Tim Darling
as Tops Club Member
Matt Arnot
as Competition Gymnast
Jody Raymond
as Competition Gymnast
Scott Barclay
as Competition Gymnast
Jeff Richards
as Competition Gymnast
Tony Russo
as Competition Gymnast
Mike Bowers
as Competition Gymnast
Phillippe Chartrand
as Competition Gymnast
Mike Sims
as Competition Gymnast
Glen Cooper
as Competition Gymnast
John Eccelston
as Competition Gymnast
Mark Ewers
as Competition Gymnast
Brett Finch
as Competition Gymnast
Doug Foerch
as Competition Gymnast
Steve Friedman
as Competition Gymnast
Rick Hall
as Competition Gymnast
Paul Hartman
as Competition Gymnast
Celeste Kelty
as Competition Gymnast
Tom Kennedy
as Competition Gymnast
Jeff Knepper
as Competition Gymnast
John Levy
as Competition Gymnast
Wes Lewis
as Competition Gymnast
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Critic Reviews for American Anthem

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

The characters are laughable; the gymnastics are unattractive. There is nothing to recommend this film.

May 5, 2014 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It's a pretty ridiculous story, and screenwriters Evan Archerd and Jeff Benjamin never figure out a way to generate any real suspense, drama or inspiration.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Unfortunately, as far as acting exercises go, Gaylord couldn't score a 5.

May 5, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Cast and crew are guided by the director from manipulative cliche to manipulative cliche, as everyone tries his or her best to overlook the fact that Gaylord, despite his athletic prowess, has little or no show-business talent.

June 12, 2013 | Full Review…
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

This whole movie may have been concocted on a synthesizer.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

A large portion of the movie is given over to gymnastics competitions, which are not explained or photographed well enough to be very interesting.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for American Anthem

An interesting movie that centralizes on "motivation" and "integrity". Good movie.

Leo L
Leo L

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