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27 March 1992 (USA) See more »
The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen. See more »
At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

D.B. Sweeney ... Doug Dorsey (as D. B. Sweeney)

Moira Kelly ... Kate Moseley

Roy Dotrice ... Anton Pamchenko

Terry O'Quinn ... Jack Moseley

Dwier Brown ... Hale Forrest
Chris Benson ... Walter Dorsey
Kevin Peeks ... Brian Newman

Barry Flatman ... Rick Tuttle
Rachelle Ottley ... Lorie Peckarovski
Steve Sears ... Spindler

Nahanni Johnstone ... Gita

Michael Hogan ... Doctor
R.D. Reid ... Calgary Cop
Dick Grant ... Olympic Commentator
Melanie Miller ... Olympic Commentator
Judy Blumberg ... Olympic Commentator
Robin Cousins ... Himself - Nationals Commentator
Chick Roberts ... Drunk
Edwin Stephenson ... Costumer
Arthur Rowsell ... Assistant Costumer
Jo Jo Starbuck ... Interviewer (as JoJo Starbuck)
France Gauthier ... French Official
Roger Periard ... French Official
Graham Harley ... Official
Pierre Peloquin ... International Reporter
Peter Messaline ... International Reporter
Maya Toman ... International Reporter
Kirsten Kieferle ... Woman in Bar
Sam Aaron ... Man in Bar
Larry Armstrong ... Man in Bar
Frank Dooley ... Man in Bar
Linda Hanchar ... Woman in Bar
Adrian Pellett ... Man in Bar
Rhys M. Berthiaume ... Aerobics Instructor
Joanne Nisbett ... Ballet Instructor
Robert Buck ... Butler
Tiina Muir ... Nyman
Christine Hough ... Smilkov
Doug Ladret ... Brushkin
Krista Coady ... Dubois
Brian Geddeis ... Gercel
Penny Papaioannou ... Jodie Weidermann
Raoul LeBlanc ... Johnny Weidermann
Michelle Menzies ... Yumez
Kevin Wheeler ... Weaver
Patricia MacNeil ... Nationals Pair #1
Cory Watson ... Nationals Pair #1
Janice Yeck ... Nationals Pair #2
Scott MacDonald ... Nationals Pair #2
Allison Gaylor ... Olympic Pair #1
John Robinson ... Olympic Pair #1
Kim Esdaile ... Olympic Pair #2
Sean Rice ... Olympic Pair #2
Haley Williams ... Olympic Pair #3

John Jenkins ... Olympic Pair #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Mavor ... Umpire (uncredited)

Jessica Nichols ... Figure Skater (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Michael Glaser  (as Paul M. Glaser)
Writing credits
Tony Gilroy (written by)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... producer
Ted Field .... producer
Karen Murphy .... producer
Dean O'Brien .... co-producer
Cynthia Sherman .... co-producer
Original Music by
Patrick Williams 
Cinematography by
Elliot Davis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael E. Polakow 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Production Design by
David Gropman 
Art Direction by
Dan Davis 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Costume Design by
William Ivey Long 
Makeup Department
François Dagenais .... prosthetics makeup (as Francois Dagenais)
Irene Kent .... key makeup artist
Janice Miller .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Bower O'Halloran .... key hair stylist (as Jennifer Bower)
Leslie Ann Sebert .... assistant makeup artist (as Leslie Sebert)
Production Management
Susan Murdoch .... unit production manager
Dean O'Brien .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megan Banning .... third assistant director
Mike Crain .... third assistant director (as Michael Crain)
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director
Martin Walters .... first assistant director
Art Department
Roger Baron .... set dresser
Guenter Bartlik .... head scenic artist
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Dennis Davenport .... assistant art director
Jackie Field .... art department coordinator
James Halpenny .... construction coordinator
R. Doug Ingle .... head carpenter
Denis Kirkham .... set dresser
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master (as Jeffrey W. Poulis)
Eric Ramsey .... production illustrator
Vlasta Svoboda .... assistant art director
Sound Department
David Baldwin .... sound editor
Gregg Baxter .... supervising adr editor
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
Victor Ray Ennis .... assistant sound editor
Carol Fortini .... skating sounds
Gary Friedman .... assistant sound editor
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Hogan .... sound editor
Evelyn Hokanson .... foley artist
Michael Hoskinson .... sound editor (as Mike Hoskinson)
Victor Iorillo .... sound editor
Lou Kleinman .... sound editor (as Louis Kleinman)
David Lee .... production sound mixer
Andrew London .... adr editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound editor
Cathy Polanski .... skating sounds
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... supervising sound editor
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Willy Allen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tim Gedemer .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Lemmen .... special effects coordinator
Bob Hall .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Darren Perks .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Sharon Carz .... stunt skater
Shelley Cook .... stunt performer
John Denton .... stunt skater
Roman Halko .... stunt skater
Terry Pagano .... stunt skater
Tony Paul .... stunt skater
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Branko Racki .... stunt skater
Alison Reid .... stunt skater
Amy Sirota .... stunt skater
Colin VanderVeen .... stunt skater
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Carella .... second assistant camera
Jon Cassar .... camera operator
Gordon Eldridge .... electrician
John Eldridge .... generator operator
Tony Eldridge .... best boy electric
Tony Guerin .... first assistant camera
Chris Holmes .... chief lighting technician
Eric Holmes .... rigging gaffer
Mike Kirilenko .... best boy grip (as Michael Kirilenko)
Calvin Maehl .... chief lighting technician
Rob McEwan .... still photographer
Hugh Montgomerie .... grip (as H. Montgomerie)
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Dean Stinchcombe .... camera trainee
Randy Tambling .... key grip (as Randall Tambling)
Samuel Turturici .... grip
Brian Woodroof .... electrician
Richard Young .... electrician
Ciaran Copelin .... apprentice assistant camera (uncredited)
John Holosko .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
John Medland .... additional still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Deirdre Bowen .... casting: Toronto
Scott Mansfield .... extras casting
Anne Masson .... extras casting
Laurie Shapiro .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arthur Rowsell .... wardrobe master
Scott Traugott .... assistant to costume designer
Patti Unger .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Charlotte Disher .... assistant film editor
Rebecca Hilliard .... post-production coordinator (as Beccie Hilliard)
Tom McMurtry .... assistant film editor
Alex Olivares .... assistant film editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Vesna Svilanovic .... apprentice editor
Jonny Winograd .... apprentice editor (as Jon Winograd)
Music Department
Edward Karam .... orchestrator (as Edward M. Karam)
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Becky Mancuso-Winding .... music supervisor (as Becky Mancuso)
Celest Ray .... music clearance
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Timothy R. Sexton .... music supervisor (as Tim Sexton)
Giovanna Imbesi .... musician: piano solo (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Don Morley .... transportation captain
Greg O'Hara .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Laurie Boyle .... accounting assistant
Bill Bradford .... craft service: Starcraft Services
Randy Castleman .... location coordinator
Stephen Corcoran .... production office assistant
Robin Cousins .... choreographer
Robin Cousins .... technical advisor: skating
Karen de Montbrun .... assistant production accountant (as Karen De Montbrun)
Susan Dukow .... assistant: Mr. O'Brien
Sue Dwiggins .... craft service: Starcraft Services
Martin Earl .... location set assistant
Joe Everett .... publicist
Gina Fowler .... accounting assistant
Jan Gordon .... assistant location manager
Rebecca Hilliard .... assistant: Mr. Glaser (as Beccie Hilliard)
Penelope Hynam .... script supervisor
Fred Kamping .... location manager
Evelyn Kramer .... figure skating coach
Tony Paul Kudrna .... skating technical assistant
Scarlett Lacey .... assistant: Ms. Murphy
Caroline Martin .... athletic therapist
Val Mcleroy .... assistant: Ms. Murphy (as Val McLeroy)
Lesley Myers .... assistant production coordinator
Charles Pollard .... synthesizer programmer
Dorothy Precious .... production accountant
Nan Skiba .... production coordinator
Josh Troy .... assistant: Ms. Sherman
Jack White .... hockey technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Moira Kelly injured her ankle during shooting, so to make it easier for her between scenes, she was moved around on a porter's truck (the sort of thing usually used to move boxes, etc.).See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the press conference at the Albertville Olympics, a photographer has a 500mm lens on his camera (it's the one with a small black disc in the middle of the lens.) This is the sort of lens you would use outside to shoot across a football field or nature photography, not inside.See more »
Kate:It's Christmas and we skate. I have the flu and we skate. I have a boyfriend in London that I never see. I skate every day for you, so that you can play Dr. Frankenstein with this guy. I show up every morning for seven months so that you can give him two days to go off whoring in New York City?
Anton:Is not entirely correct.
Anton:He went to Boston.
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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Funny sports film/romantic comedy, 21 May 2003
Author: Pat McCurry ( from Wilton, NH

I like this movie. First off, you have underrated actors DB Sweeney and Moira Kelly showing their stuff. It is probably their best film they have made. The chemistry is great between the two. You can tell that when they fly insults at each other. The whole cast does a good job and the scenery is nice. I usually don't like films that use Canada as a backdrop for a US city, but in this case, It does a good job as a replacement for Minnesota and suburban New England.

My favorite scene is where they are ready to skate their first performance together. Doug goes backstage and lets out some of his bodily fluids. He goes back to explain to Kate that he always had two helmets and it usually took him 10 minutes to warm up for a game. Kate reminds him that their program is only 2 1/2 minutes. He stares blankly at her and says, "So eight minutes afterward, I'll be okay" LOL. I always think of that line when I am nervous and going into something major.

There are a few cameos by other skating personalities such as Robin Cousins (who also was the technical advisor) and Jo Jo Starbuck. There aren't many ice skating films out there and there are a few that are good. This is one of the few. TOEPICK!!!

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