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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The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen.
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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 '70s, 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
When Doug and Kate go out drinking after Nationals, we see Doug take a shot, and Kate take two; then they go dancing. When they come back from dancing, there are only two upside-down shots on the bar - but we've seen them drink three (and presumably, Doug has also had a second, making four). See more
Hey, I'm sorry buddy, I wouldn't wish this on a snake. I'm outta here.
[shouts in Russian
Enough! Introduction is over, conversation finished! Mouths closed, ears to be opened.
Pairs means *two*. You have no partner. You are skating nowhere.
And where are you going? Ohh, back to Siberia? Skating on small pond is big excitement. And believe me, Gretzky, I am last person who is coming to look for you.
Good! We skate.
Written by Bo Diddley
(as Ellas McDaniel) and Harvey Fuqua
Performed by Chris Isaak See more