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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 ...
Olympic Commentator
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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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Theirs is a love/skate relationship 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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$25,105,517 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Michael Glaser: one of the tailors in the costume design scene. See more »

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When Doug first meets Kate, he moves only a few steps towards her, as she is near the edge of the ice. In the subsequent wide shot, they are shown to be in the middle of the rink, some 40ft from the edge, even though they have not moved. See more »

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Kate: I'm sure there's nothing I do that you'd find exciting. I don't open beer bottles with my toes, I don't sit around and count what's left of my teeth, hey, I don't even enjoy a good tractor pull. It's been a limited existence, but I've gotten used to it.
Doug: Life of the party, huh? Place must be crawling with guys.
Kate: As a matter of fact, I do have a boyfriend.
Doug: Well there's a rough gig. What do you do, keep him chained up in the basement?
Kate: Hale at the moment is working in my father's London office, he's...
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Soundtracks

Turning Circles
Written by Danny O'Keefe and Jay Gruska
Performed by Sally Dworsky
Produced by Jay Gruska
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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.


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