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The Cutting Edge (1992)

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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 ...
Olympic Commentator
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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When true love breaks the ice. See more »

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27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasión por el triunfo  »

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$25,105,517 (USA)
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Trivia

Dougs fictitious MN hometown of Mayhorn is an anagram for harmony. See more »

Goofs

In shots of the skates where the toe-picks are visible, they are the small toe-picks used by beginning and intermediate skaters. At the Olympic competition level, the toe-picks are much larger for use in jumping. 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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Connections

Followed by The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006) See more »

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Street of Dreams
Written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Performed by Nia Peeples
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Most underrated film of all time.
5 June 2002 | by (between the pillars) – See all my reviews

To those who may not have had the pleasure of viewing this film yet, here is a warning: it is addictive. As others have commented, the Cutting Edge has a rare quality of becoming more watchable with each additional session. The word session as just used is appropriate because this movie is pure therapy. One can only hope that actors Kelly and Sweeney can be brought together again to forge another hit.


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