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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 ...
Walter Dorsey
Kevin Peeks ...
Brian Newman
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Rick Tuttle
Rachelle Ottley ...
Lorie Peckarovski
Steve Sears ...
Spindler
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Gita
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Doctor
R.D. Reid ...
Calgary Cop
Dick Grant ...
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Melanie Miller ...
Olympic Commentator
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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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The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Also Known As:

PasiĆ³n por el triunfo  »

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$25,105,517 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Doug: Hey, I'm sorry buddy, I wouldn't wish this on a snake. I'm outta here.
Anton: [shouts in Russian] Enough! Introduction is over, conversation finished! Mouths closed, ears to be opened.
[to Kate]
Anton: Pairs means *two*. You have no partner. You are skating nowhere.
[to Doug]
Anton: 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.
[pause]
Anton: Good! We skate.
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Diddley Daddy
Written by Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel) and Harvey Fuqua
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Funny sports film/romantic comedy
21 May 2003 | by (Wilton, NH) – See all my reviews

I like this movie. First off, you have underrated actors DB Sweeney and Moira Kelly showing their stuff. It is probably their best film they have made. The chemistry is great between the two. You can tell that when they fly insults at each other. The whole cast does a good job and the scenery is nice. I usually don't like films that use Canada as a backdrop for a US city, but in this case, It does a good job as a replacement for Minnesota and suburban New England.

My favorite scene is where they are ready to skate their first performance together. Doug goes backstage and lets out some of his bodily fluids. He goes back to explain to Kate that he always had two helmets and it usually took him 10 minutes to warm up for a game. Kate reminds him that their program is only 2 1/2 minutes. He stares blankly at her and says, "So eight minutes afterward, I'll be okay" LOL. I always think of that line when I am nervous and going into something major.

There are a few cameos by other skating personalities such as Robin Cousins (who also was the technical advisor) and Jo Jo Starbuck. There aren't many ice skating films out there and there are a few that are good. This is one of the few. TOEPICK!!!


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