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The Cutting Edge (1992)

 -  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 ...
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Brian Newman
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Rick Tuttle
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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 ...
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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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$25,105,517 (USA)
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Christine Hough and Doug Ladret, who play the Russian pairs team, are a figure skating pairs team in real life representing Canada. See more »

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In the press conference at the Albertville Olympics, a photographer has a 500mm lens on his camera (it's the one with a small black disc in the middle of the lens.) This is the sort of lens you would use outside to shoot across a football field or nature photography, not inside. See more »

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Kate: If you're so bored, why don't you read?
Doug: What, you mean like a book?
Kate: That is a traditionally accepted format, yes.
Doug: Is this the beginning of a conversation, here?
Kate: I was just simply asking if you knew how to read.
Doug: Yes. Doug can read.
Kate: What was the last book you read? You *were* in college?
Doug: The last thing I read in college was the letter canceling my scholarship when I couldn't play anymore.
Kate: Okay, high school.
Doug: I was a hockey player. The only thing I had to read was a scoreboard.
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It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Performed by Rosemary Butler and John Townsend
Produced by Scott Humphrey
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A Nod to the Rom/Coms of YesterYear
31 July 2004 | by (Dorset, UK) – See all my reviews

The Cutting Edge is a classic movie and one which I never get tired of watching.

The chemistry between Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney really sells this picture, even before you see the impressive scenery and fantastic skating sequences.

The script is filled with quotable gems, (It's not like his nose was perfect) and what could be a fairly thin story (that, OK, has been done before) is lifted firmly out of the cliche zone by first class direction, a thumping early 90's pop soundtrack and breathtaking choreography.

I can't fault this movie - it's one of my top five - and would recommend it as a family favourite.

This movie gets a very enthusiastic 10/10 from me.


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