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Ice Castles (1978)

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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Diane Reilly ...
Sandy
Craig T. McCullen ...
Doctor
Kelsey Ufford ...
Ceciel Monchet
Leonard Lilyholm ...
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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The story of a girl who refused to forget she was once a champion. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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PG | See all certifications »

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31 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Castillos de hielo  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Publicity for this picture stated that actress-ice-skater Lynn-Holly Johnson was under contract with the Columbia Pictures studio for three films but this movie was the only Columbia film that she did. Neither does Johnson even appear in a cameo in the studio's remake Ice Castles (2010). 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Boy Was My Face Red (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Blue
Written by Carole Bayer Sager (uncredited)
Performed by Melissa Manchester
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Excellent film that's very romantic, touching and moving
27 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson give smashing performances as an aspiring Olympic ice skater and her loving boyfriend. ICE CASTLES is an excellent film that's very romantic, touching and moving. It's a love story that ultimately tests the boundaries of true love. The music is good, too, especially "Through The Eyes Of Love," which is the song that plays over the opening credits. If you're wondering who's it's by, it's by Melissa Manchester. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone involved in this film did an outstanding job. In conclusion, if you like love stories that are happy and sad at the same time, this is definitely a movie to see. You will really be touched by it.


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