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The Cutting Edge (1992)

PG  |   |  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 ...
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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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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Pasión por el triunfo  »

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$25,105,517 (USA)
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Moira Kelly was cast to play the role of Geena Davis' sister Kit in A League of Their Own, however an injury she sustained in this film prevented her from taking the role. Lori Petty was cast instead. See more »

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When Doug and his brother Walter are arguing about a letter from the Detroit Red Wings, near the beginning of the scene Doug lays down some hockey sticks, but when he sits down at the end of the scene the hockey sticks have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[Doug is carrying Kate's flowers and walking her back to her room. The long program is the next day]
Doug: Man, this overnight thing is brutal. Why can't it be a double header, you know? Short program, long program. Same night, boom, we're outta here, you know what I mean?
Kate: Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.
Doug: It's like 'Enough already!' It's like... what's the word? Uh, y-you know what word I'm looking for? Wh-You know what I mean?
Kate: [trying to open her door] I don't know, uhhh, expectation?
Doug: No, no, when ...
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Love Shack
Written by Fred Schneider (as Frederick Schneider), Kate Pierson (as Catherine Pierson),
Cindy Wilson and Keith Strickland
Performed by Rosemary Butler
Produced by Scott Humphrey
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Excellent Coming of Age Romantic Comedy
3 March 2005 | by (Austin, Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie very enjoyable to watch. The chemistry between Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney is very realistic. Even their arguments with one another appears genuine. Each of them wounded from previous experiences, not willing to open up to one another. All of this taking place in a point in their lives where they are each struggling to find something more out of life and end up discovering themselves and one another. Eventually, taking both of them beyond the quest of a gold medal.

The skating scenes are wonderful and the music (especially the scores from Patrick Williams) was incredible.

This is a movie that I never get tired of and it keeps drawing me back to it.


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