6.9/10
15,616
134 user 24 critic

The Cutting Edge (1992)

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

Director:

(as Paul M. Glaser)

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Doug Dorsey (as D. B. Sweeney)
...
...
...
...
Hale Forrest
Chris Benson ...
Walter Dorsey
Kevin Peeks ...
Brian Newman
...
Rick Tuttle
Rachelle Ottley ...
Lorie Peckarovski
Steve Sears ...
Spindler
...
Gita
...
Doctor
R.D. Reid ...
Calgary Cop
Dick Grant ...
Olympic Commentator
Melanie Miller ...
Olympic Commentator
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasión por el triunfo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$25,105,517 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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 Dorsey: [at the hospital after Kate hit his nose with a hockey puck] Toe pick!
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Lauretta
Written by Malcolm McLaren and Robbie Kilgore
Performed by Malcolm McLaren
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a classic
18 July 1999 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that show that you don't have to have special effects or lots of money for a movie to be great. This is like a movie from 1940s in which acting is the main factor.

The tension between two leads is the structure of this movie.

Its a great romantic/comedy movie and one of my favorites.


25 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?