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Ice Castles
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Director:
Writers:
Donald Wrye (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
31 December 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of a girl who refused to forget she was once a champion. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Robby Benson ... Nick Peterson

Lynn-Holly Johnson ... Alexis Winston

Colleen Dewhurst ... Beulah Smith

Tom Skerritt ... Marcus Winston

Jennifer Warren ... Deborah Mackland
David Huffman ... Brian Dockett
Diane Reilly ... Sandy
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
Carol Williams ... TV Producer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rex Davis ... Skater Coach (uncredited)
Staci Loop ... Specialty Skating (uncredited)

Tony Potter ... Waiter (uncredited)
Rio ... (uncredited)
Mary Schuster ... Specialty Skating (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ... Arena Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Donald Wrye 
 
Writing credits
Donald Wrye (screenplay) and
Gary L. Baim (screenplay)

Gary L. Baim (story)

Produced by
Rosilyn Heller .... executive producer
John Kemeny .... producer
S. Rodger Olenicoff .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marvin Hamlisch 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
Melvin Shapiro 
Maury Winetrobe 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Joel Schiller 
 
Set Decoration by
Joanne MacDougall 
 
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist
Bob Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... unit production manager (as Phillip Goldfarb)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cheryl Downey .... second assistant director
Jerry Grandey .... assistant director
Bill Venegas .... second assistant director (as William B. Venegas)
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman .... second assistant director (as Jonathan Zimmerman)
 
Art Department
Horst Grandt .... property master
Tommy Tomlinson .... assistant property master (as Tom Tomlinson)
 
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound mixer (as Glen Anderson)
Kevin F. Cleary .... dubbing mixer
Les Fresholtz .... dubbing mixer
Michael Minkler .... dubbing mixer
Richard Raguse .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Patty Elder .... stunts
Dee Ingalls .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts (as Jim Nickerson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
James R. Connell .... camera operator (as James Connel)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer (as David Friedman)
Michael Genne .... first assistant camera
George Hill .... key grip
Marshall Marker .... still photographer
Jack L. Richards .... camera operator (as Jack Richards)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Parsons .... costume supervisor (as Jennifer Parsons)
Anya Robertson .... costume designer: skating costumes
 
Editorial Department
Joyce Broussard .... assistant film editor
Daniel T. Cahn .... assistant film editor (as Daniel Todd Cahn)
Joseph Guresky .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Arif Mardin .... music arranger
Shinichi Yamazaki .... music editor
Brooks Arthur .... music producer (uncredited)
Marvin Hamlisch .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Davis .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Virginia Aiello .... assistant to producer
Charlotte Dreiman .... production secretary
Brian Foley .... choreographer
Alvin Greenman .... script supervisor
Gilbert A. Holmes .... representative: U.S.F.S.A.
Gilbert A. Holmes .... technical adviser
Tammy Klindworth .... skating coordinator
Staci Loop .... special skating
Rosemary Lord .... unit publicist
Ruby Mason .... skating coordinator
Jack Might .... representative: Broadmoor Figure Skating Club
Mary Schuster .... special skating
Richard Vraa .... special skating consultant
Jennie Walsh .... skating coach
Barbara Williams .... skating coach
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

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:
Plot holes: 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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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Memories..., 11 February 2001
Author: laura.g from San Clemente, CA

I loved this movie when it came out and I still love it all these years later-flaws and all.

First of all, the book was so great in it's depiction of competetive skating and the machinations that sometimes go on behind the scenes. That said, the movie was actually a pretty good adaptation.

But, probably the main reason I loved this movie was because I was there when they filmed many of the Broadmoor World Arena scenes. It was my home rink, and it's a blast to see old coaches, old skating friends. And to see the World Arena, which sadly was torn down a few years back. A sad day...

I remember that practice times were a mess because of the shooting schedule-some of us had our practice time in between scenes-lights and all! I remember watching the scene where the "French" skater falls in the middle of a show-and watching the skater playing that part throwing herself onto the ice, over and over again. Ouch! I remember Lynn-Holly seeming a bit nervous; Robby Benson as a bit shy, but very nice (and patient-when introduced, I couldn't remember my name!); David Huffman was very cute and Jennifer Warren was friendly, charming, modest and gorgeous! She didn't know how to skate very well and came out with some of us to learn! She became something of a rink rat while there!

Having been there for some of that, it changes one's perspective a bit, but still, I feel myself drawn into the story-and I cry at the end just like everyone else.

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