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The Cutting Edge (1992)

 -  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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Pasión por el triunfo  »

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$25,105,517 (USA)
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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 '70s, 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 »

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Before the free skate in the Olympics, as Doug is telling Kate he loves her etc, the same woman in a brown coat bumps into Kate two different times, from the same direction. See more »

Quotes

Pamchenko: She is tremendous skater. Everyone is saying this. La petite, powerful, intelligent. But always is coming the big "B." What a bitch!
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Featured in Dangerous Game (1993) See more »

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Written by Rufus Thomas
Performed by John Townsend
Produced by Scott Humphrey
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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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