American Anthem

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For the national anthem of the United States, see The Star-Spangled Banner. For the song "American Anthem", see Gene Scheer.
American Anthem
American anthem poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Albert Magnoli
Produced by Doug Chapin
Written by Evan Archerd
Jeff Benjamin
(screenplay)
Evan Archerd
Jeff Benjamin
Susan Williams
(story)
Starring Mitch Gaylord
Tiny Wells
Janet Jones
Michael Pataki
Patrice Donnelly
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Donald E. Thorin
Edited by Jim Oliver
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures (theatrical)
Warner Bros. (current)
Release dates June 27, 1986
Running time 102 minutes
Country US
Language English
Budget $7 million
Box office $4,845,724

American Anthem is a 1986 American Sports drama film produced by Lorimar Motion Pictures and released in North America by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Albert Magnoli, and starred Mitch Gaylord and Janet Jones.

The subject of the film was a football player turned gymnast who was seeking to join the United States Olympic gymnastics team. Gaylord was a member of the gold-medal U.S. men's gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

The film was released overseas as Take It Easy, named after one of the Andy Taylor songs on the soundtrack album. American Anthem received negative reviews from critics and Gaylord's performance in the film earned him a Razzie Award nomination for Worst New Star.[1]

It was released on DVD on March 2, 2010 by Warner Bros., the current owner of the Lorimar film and TV catalogs, through the Warner Archive.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was released on CD, LP and cassette by Atlantic Records.

  1. Two Hearts - John Parr (6:07)
  2. Run to Her - Mr. Mister (3:34)
  3. Same Direction - INXS (5:08)
  4. Battle of the Dragon - Stevie Nicks (5:15)
  5. Wings to Fly - Graham Nash (4:00)
  6. Take It Easy - Andy Taylor (4:22)
  7. Wings of Love - Andy Taylor (5:03)
  8. Love and Loneliness - Chris Thompson (5:03)
  9. Angel Eyes - Andy Taylor (3:26)
  10. Arthur's Theme - Alan Silvestri (2:50)
  11. Julie's Theme - Alan Silvestri (1:42)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, John (2000-08-23). "1986 Archive". Hollywood, California: Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 

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