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Ice Castles (1978)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  31 December 1978 (USA)
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A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to ... See full summary »

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David Huffman ...
Diane Reilly ...
Craig T. McCullen ...
Doctor
Kelsey Ufford ...
Ceciel Monchet
Leonard Lilyholm ...
Hockey Coach
Brian Foley ...
Choreographer
Jean-Claude Bleuze ...
French Coach (as Jean Claude Bleuze)
Teresa Willmus ...
Annette Brashlout
Diana Holden ...
X-Ray Technician
Michelle McLean ...
Skater
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A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams. Written by Tina Mancuso <tina@castle.net>

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When Tragedy Struck, Love Came to the Rescue. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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31 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Castillos de hielo  »

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Trivia

Twenty-two years after this movie a remake of it Ice Castles (2010) was made. It had the same director Donald Wrye. See more »

Goofs

Lexie competes in the sectionals, not wanting the judges or audience to know that she has lost most of her sight. However, there is no way she could credibly compete in the compulsory figures section of the competition, that portion which is a highly visual exercise of needing to be able to see the carvings in the ice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Nick pulls his truck up to Beulah's Star Ice Castle Lanes, or, depending on how you read the marquee sign, Beulah's Ice Castle Star Lanes]
Nick Peterson: Hey, Charlie.
Charlie: Hi, Nick.
Nick Peterson: How ya doin'?
Charlie: Beats the hell out of me. Hey, what are *you* doin' home?
Nick Peterson: Beats the hell out of me.
Charlie: Hey, Beulah, rack 'em up! Come on!
Nick Peterson: Howdy, Les.
Les: Hey! Nick, what the hell are *you* doin' here?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear to be in black-and-white, but if you look carefully, you can see the pink face and yellow hair of Lynn-Holly Johnson as she is skating. See more »

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Voyager
Composed by Eric Woolfson (uncredited) and Alan Parsons (uncredited)
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Good viewing
3 July 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though this movie is dated by today's standards, it is worth checking out. Even though my good friend and I crack up at Iowa farm boy Nick's (Robby Benson) Brooklyn accent. Lynn-Holly Johnson's acting and skating are pure joy to watch, and the chemistry she and Robby shared in this film was wonderful. The way the music swells leading up to Lexie's accident after she loses Nick is very suspenseful too. I wish they would have gone more into detail about how Lexie's affair with the sports anchor came to be. "Through the Eyes of Love"...always a classic song!


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