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The Cutting Edge (1992)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  27 March 1992 (USA)
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At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes ... See full summary »

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Doug Dorsey (as D. B. Sweeney)
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Hale Forrest
Chris Benson ...
Walter Dorsey
Kevin Peeks ...
Brian Newman
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Rick Tuttle
Rachelle Ottley ...
Lorie Peckarovski
Steve Sears ...
Spindler
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Gita
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Doctor
R.D. Reid ...
Calgary Cop
Dick Grant ...
Olympic Commentator
Melanie Miller ...
Olympic Commentator
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At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes bad. Both have fought all their life to get to the Olympics and suddenly the dream has been shattered. The movie then follows Kate, a tempermental but talented figure skater, through many partners until finally her coach resorts to recruiting a hockey player. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day they finally prepare for Nationals and the Olympics. A romance is budding and their final show could bend or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of an Olympic Gold medal. Written by Pat Delin <jscott@iastate.edu>

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The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Pasión por el triunfo  »

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$25,105,517 (USA)
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Moira Kelly injured her ankle during shooting, so to make it easier for her between scenes, she was moved around on a porter's truck (the sort of thing usually used to move boxes, etc.). See more »

Goofs

While they are in France for the Olympics watching the first US team skate, as the announcer is reading the scores in French. The scores on the board do not match the numbers the announcer is saying. He says cinq sept meaning 5.7, however the number in 5.8 or cinq huit. The number 5.7 does not appear on the score board even though the announcer calls it out. See more »

Quotes

Doug: Well, actually, it's kinda interesting.
Woman in Bar: I'll bet.
Drunk: Tell him.
Woman in Bar #2: We're waiting.
Doug: I- I b- I been doin' a little- I been doin' a little figure skating.
Drunk: Damn.
Man in Bar: What'd he say?
Walter Dorsey: You been doin' what?
Old man in back of bar: Finger painting?
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Love Shack
Written by Fred Schneider (as Frederick Schneider), Kate Pierson (as Catherine Pierson),
Cindy Wilson and Keith Strickland
Performed by Rosemary Butler
Produced by Scott Humphrey
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a classic
18 July 1999 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that show that you don't have to have special effects or lots of money for a movie to be great. This is like a movie from 1940s in which acting is the main factor.

The tension between two leads is the structure of this movie.

Its a great romantic/comedy movie and one of my favorites.


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