|Directed by||Albert Magnoli|
|Screenplay by||Evan Archerd |
|Story by||Susan Williams|
|Produced by||Doug Chapin|
|Cinematography||Donald E. Thorin|
|Edited by||Jim Oliver|
|Music by||Alan Silvestri|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|June 27, 1986|
American Anthem is a 1986 American sports drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and starring Mitch Gaylord and Janet Jones produced by Lorimar Motion Pictures and released in North America by Columbia Pictures.
- Mitch Gaylord as Steve Tevere
- Tiny Wells as Jake
- Janet Jones as Julie Lloyd
- Michael Pataki as Coach Soranhoff
- Patrice Donnelly as Danielle
- R.J. Williams as Mikey Tevere
- John Aprea as Mr. Tevere
- Michelle Phillips as Linda Tevere
- Kathrine Godney as Landlady
- Stacy Maloney as Kirk Baker
- Peter Tramm as Ron Denver
- Maria Anz as Becky Cameron
- Jenny Ester as Tracy Prescott
- Andrew White as Arthur
- Dick McGarvin as Announcer Prelim Meet
- Mark Oates as Danny Squire
- Jan Claire as Announcer Final Meet
- Megan Marsden as Jo-Ellen Carter
- Li Yuejiu as Lin Xiang
- Googy Gress as Alan Cole
- Two Hearts - John Parr (6:07)
- Run to Her - Mr. Mister (3:34)
- Same Direction - INXS (5:08)
- Battle of the Dragon - Stevie Nicks (5:15)
- Wings to Fly - Graham Nash (4:00)
- Take It Easy - Andy Taylor (4:22)
- Wings of Love - Andy Taylor (5:03)
- Love and Loneliness - Chris Thompson (5:03)
- Angel Eyes - Andy Taylor (3:26)
- Arthur's Theme - Alan Silvestri (2:50)
- Julie's Theme - Alan Silvestri (1:42)
The film was a box office flop, grossing only $4.8 million against a $7 million budget.
The film received aggressively negative reviews by critics especially from famed critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert; with the latter called "as bad as any movie I've seen this year (1986), and so inept that not even the gymnastics scenes are interesting" while the former called the film "complete junk; you can see more interesting gymnastics on Wide World of Sports than in this garbage".
American Anthem currently holds a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on sixteen reviews.
- Official trailer posted by Movieclips on YouTube
- MOVIE REVIEW: 'AMERICAN ANTHEM' WINS NO MEDALS - Los Angeles Times
- Roger Ebert.com
- "American Anthem".
- Wilson, John (2000-08-23). "1986 Archive". Hollywood, California: Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-30.