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Ice Pawn (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport
A young man sets out to become a champion ice skater to win the Olympic gold medal, only his promoter, as well as his coach, sponsors, and father want to use him for their own advantage to make money from his newfound publicity.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Dalton
Edgar Dalton
Robert Budaska ...
Tom Bryant
Chris Thomas ...
Brian Burke
Kellee Sweeney ...
Chris Samson (as Kelly Sweeney)
Clif Willis ...
Bill DeWitt
David Cameron ...
Ray Everette
Patrick Brault ...
Mark McNaulty
Misha Orlov
Jayne Samson ...
Katherine Sterling
Michael Westburg ...
Jim Rowe
Rozsa Horvath ...
Erica Johnson
Steven Pearce ...
Burt, Jim Rowe's Coach
Larisa Geudernauk ...
Larisa Marakov
Nicole Bobek ...


Alex Dalton is a 30-year-old airplane mechanic who dreams of winning the gold medal in Olympic figure skating, but is troubled by his past after walking out of a competition against a rival Russian figure staking. Alex's dreams put a strain on his demanding father Edgar who wants him to abandon his dreams to help him run his mechanic business. Then, a shady business manager, named Brian Burke, offers to sponsor Alex for him to achieve his dream, but as a cost of firing his old coach Tom Bryant. With a sponsor, a new coach, and publicity, Alex sees his dream coming true, only to soon learn that his sponsor and new coach plan to fix the judging of all the figure skating competitions so they can use Alex and his newfound fame for personal gain. Written by matt-282

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Incompetent Drivel
16 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Paul Cross plays an Olympic-caliber ice skater that runs afoul of the politics of the ice-skating establishment while getting involved in more than his share of intrigue. There are a few problems with this set-up right from the get-go. Mr. Cross is a barely competent skater and a less competent actor. And although his actions are heroic, his character comes across as such a smarty-pants that it is impossible to like him.

Now, it's time for some of this bargain-basement Gymkata's bad points. The disjointed stories move at paces ranging from molasses to snails. The lines are laughable. The direction is ponderous at best and incompetent at worst. Yes, that is burnt-out Dan Hagerty, also known as Grizzly Adams, as the Olympic Team coach. Chris Thomas supplies the only interesting moments in the film as the lead character's personal trainer -- a cross between Ian Holm from Chariots of Fire and Christopher Plummer from The Amateur -- both of which were MUCH better movies. Avoid this one as if it were the plague!

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