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
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Moira Kelly was cast to play the role of Geena Davis' sister Kit in A League of Their Own, however an injury she sustained in this film prevented her from taking the role. Lori Petty was cast instead. See more »
Dolly tracks are visible behind the penalty box when Doug reveals to his brother what he has been doing. See more »
[On the First Olympic Skate Doug has the top button unbuttoned]
You are an immature asshole of the lowest order.
If it was forty below and that button meant the difference between a long satisfying life and a cold horrible death from hypothermia, I still wouldn't give you the satisfaction! Skate!
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I found this movie very enjoyable to watch. The chemistry between Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney is very realistic. Even their arguments with one another appears genuine. Each of them wounded from previous experiences, not willing to open up to one another. All of this taking place in a point in their lives where they are each struggling to find something more out of life and end up discovering themselves and one another. Eventually, taking both of them beyond the quest of a gold medal.
The skating scenes are wonderful and the music (especially the scores from Patrick Williams) was incredible.
This is a movie that I never get tired of and it keeps drawing me back to it.
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