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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Theirs is a love/skate relationship
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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
Doug is hanging on a balk and trys to hit a nail. Then the camera changes position. When the camera comes back to Doug, the position of the nail is different (this happens two times, giving three different nail positions). See more
[Doug is carrying Kate's flowers and walking her back to her room. The long program is the next day
Man, this overnight thing is brutal. Why can't it be a double header, you know? Short program, long program. Same night, boom, we're outta here, you know what I mean?
Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.
It's like 'Enough already!' It's like... what's the word? Uh, y-you know what word I'm looking for? Wh-You know what I mean?
[trying to open her door
I don't know, uhhh, expectation?
No, no, when ...
Written by Malcolm McLaren
and Robbie Kilgore
Performed by Malcolm McLaren See more