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Ice Castles (1978)

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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 ...
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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A Genuine Miracle! See more »

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31 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Ice Castles  »

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Trivia

Co-starring in this ice-skating sports movie was Robby Benson who the previous year had starred in another sports picture, the basketball film One on One (1977). 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
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
Courtesy of Arista Records
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I love this movie!
11 November 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

I know it is kind of sappy and hackneyed, but Ice Castles is one of my favorite films of all time. I try to watch it at least once a month, and it still makes me cry. Honestly, Ice Castles might have changed my life, as it inspired me to skate. I wanted to be a part of that beautiful, graceful world. Lynn Holly Johnson skated so wonderfully in this movie. I tried for years to duplicate her arms on that Camel Spin she does in the Fifth of Beethoven program. Oh! and that theme song "Through the Eyes of Love" is great too. It inspired me to play the piano also! I guess I still consider this one of my "guilty pleasures" as I do not widely admit that I am such a fan of this obscure 70s movie.


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