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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When true love breaks the ice.
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Did You Know?
Some of the commentators and reporters were actual U.S. figure skating stars. Judy Blumberg
(one of the Nationals and Olympic commentators) was a US ice dance champ and Olympic medalist, JoJo Starbuck
, the blonde interviewer who is at rinkside when Kate and Doug come off the ice after their Olympic short program, was a US pairs champion in the early 1970s, and Robin Cousins
(Nationals commentator, who also choreographed the skating programs) was a men's Olympic and World champion from Britain. (For some reason the filmmakers chose to dub over his English accent with an American voice.) See more
It is mentioned in the movie that the Pamchenko is illegal, but the coach makes the comment "eh, legal/illegal..." and shakes his hand to indicate it depends on interpretation.
The first component of the Pamchenko - the "bounce spin", where the man grasps the woman by the ankles and spins her around - is a highly illegal move in amateur and Olympic competition and is only performed by professionals and/or in exhibition skating due to the high risk of head injury. See more
Well, actually, it's kinda interesting.
Woman in Bar
Woman in Bar #2
I- I b- I been doin' a little- I been doin' a little figure skating.
Man in Bar
What'd he say?
You been doin' what?
Old man in back of bar
Written by Malcolm McLaren
and Robbie Kilgore
Performed by Malcolm McLaren See more