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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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Diane Reilly ...
Craig T. McCullen ...
Doctor
Kelsey Ufford ...
Ceciel Monchet
Leonard Lilyholm ...
Hockey Coach
Brian Foley ...
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Jean-Claude Bleuze ...
French Coach (as Jean Claude Bleuze)
Teresa Willmus ...
Annette Brashlout
Diana Holden ...
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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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Trivia

Theatrical feature film debut of TV and documentary filmmaker 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 »

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[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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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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Midnight Blue
Written by Carole Bayer Sager (uncredited)
Performed by Melissa Manchester
Courtesy of Arista Records
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A shameless wallow for romance-buffs...
17 October 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Director Donald Wrye also penned this tearjerker concoction, a refugee from "The Other Side of the Mountain" school of script-writing. One of those "you can overcome any obstacle" dramas wherein a pretty (though not plucky) heroine finds success and love despite an incredible hardship. Real-life figure skater Lynn-Holly Johnson plays a recently blinded young woman who must be coaxed back onto the ice by boyfriend Robby Benson (who berates her like a cruel taskmaster when she initially balks). Baleful, heavy-handed treatment of the kind of material television was churning out on a regular basis in 1978 (and still today!). Johnson is attractive, and the theme song "Looking Through the Eyes of Love" is memorable, but otherwise "Ice Castles" is about as emotionally involving as a bad night at the Ice Capades. *1/2 from ****


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