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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.


(as Paul M. Glaser)



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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 ...
R.D. Reid ...
Calgary Cop
Dick Grant ...
Olympic Commentator
Melanie Miller ...
Olympic Commentator


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 »


Drama | Romance | Sport


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Release Date:

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)


$25,105,517 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christine Hough and Doug Ladret, who play the Russian pairs team, are a figure skating pairs team in real life representing Canada. See more »


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 »


Hale: I understand you've been giving Kate a rough time.
Doug Dorsey: You know Kate.
Hale: Yes, I do. And I don't like to see her upset.
Doug Dorsey: If I was you, I'd invest in blindfolds.
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Referenced in While We're Young (2014) See more »


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It touches me even now.
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch this movie over and over again. It drives my daughter crazy but she just laughs and walks away from me. The setting is great due to my love of skating which I have done in small measure my whole life. The father and coach seemed so real to me and very much a part of the support system for the two younger actors in the movie.To me the movie is well constructed and acted. The characters appear real to me and take me on their journey of life as well. I did fall in love with Doug Dorsey and I do hope he is doing well now. I wish to thank and creator of this movie and the director for bringing out the best in the members of the cast. It is a classic to me.

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