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The Cutting Edge (1992)

A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.

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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 ...
Olympic Commentator
Melanie Miller ...
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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »

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27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasión por el triunfo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,478,919 (USA) (27 March 1992)

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$25,105,517 (USA)
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Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney made a deal with each other to not do a sequel without the other. They had been offered a script to a possible sequel, but Sweeney said the script was terrible and the money being offered was insultingly low. Since then, a direct-to-DVD sequel and two TV-movie sequels have been made without their involvement. See more »

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At the New Year's Eve party, when Doug and Hale are having their little confrontation, Kate is facing the camera between them. She chooses not to participate, does a 180 turn, and walks away, to join a group of ladies across the room. She stops with her back to the camera. In a micro-second(after a poor edit) she is shown on the opposite side of the group, facing the camera. See more »

Quotes

[preparing to lift Kate]
Doug: You want my hands *where*?
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Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.1 (2014) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
Performed by Rosemary Butler & Warren Weibe (as Warren Wiebe)
Produced by Jai Winding
Lyrics by Robert Burns (uncredited)
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Might well be the most inspiring romance ever.
20 April 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Cutting Edge is a classic example of how a low-budgeted and simple movie can turn into a great and inspiring experience, given proper actors and well written script. All the Titanic fans out there, think Jack and Rose are the best? Watch this one... The chemistry between Doug and Kate is excellent and both actors give very magnetic performances. This is a great date movie, unless of course you fall in love with Doug or Kate (depending on your gender), which is actually quite likely... If not for anything, everybody should watch this film at least for the ending, which is sooo beautiful. I think it was wise to stop the story right there; it leaves everybody wondering what Kate and Doug will do then. The Cutting Edge can well be the best romance I've ever seen.


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