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On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Family  |  5 November 1990 (USA)
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The true story of Olympic champion figure skater Tai Babilonia, her rise to fame and her fall from grace.



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Complete credited cast:
Tai Babilonia
Randy Gardner (as Charlie Stratton)
Cleo Babilonia
Connie Babilonia Sr.
Christianne Hirt
Michael Phillip Edwards
John Nicks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drake Arden
Ardon Bess
Robbie Budd
Deborah Burgess
Stan Coles
Ken Daniels
Nick De Kruyff


The true story of Olympic champion figure skater Tai Babilonia, her rise to fame and her fall from grace.

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5 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lâmina de Gelo  »

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1.33 : 1
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Not just a skating movie
15 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a bit older than Tai Babalonia, and growing up I followed her career closely. When she and Randy Gardner had to withdraw from the 1980 Olympics, I was devastated and seeing Tai cry on the ice made me think nothing could get worse that this for her. After seeing this TV movie, I realized there was much more behind this fragile and beautiful skater's life.

Okay, it's a TV movie which make you immediately think of contrived story plots and overly emotional scenes. On Thin Ice may be guilty of some of that, however the message should be clear to anyone that sees their child as a vehicle to attain goals. Tai nearly chose death over living other people's lives. Thankfully she is still with us today. If you are willing to get past production quality, acting ability (which really aren't that bad)and see the movie unvarnished for the story, the message you will receive is that hope can come from despair.

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