American Anthem

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American Anthem
American anthem poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Albert Magnoli
Produced by Doug Chapin
Written by Evan Archerd
Jeff Benjamin
Evan Archerd
Jeff Benjamin
Susan Williams
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Donald E. Thorin
Edited by Jim Oliver
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
June 27, 1986
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
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 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)


Gaylord's performance in the film earned him a Razzie Award nomination for Worst New Star, where he lost to "the six guys and gals in the duck suit" from Howard the Duck.[1]


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

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