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Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 30 March 2007 (USA)
In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

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Storyline

When rivalry between the world's best men's figure skaters - sex addicted, improvisational Chazz Michael Michaels and germophobic, precise Jimmy MacElroy - breaks into a fight on the awards platform, they're banned from the event for life. Three years later, desire for a gold medal and a careful reading of the rules lead them to compete as skating's first male-male pair. Can they overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings? The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of the virginal Jimmy toward Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Kick Some Ice

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references | See all certifications »

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30 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,014,202 (USA) (30 March 2007)

Gross:

$118,153,533 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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Trivia

Will Arnett and Amy Poehler (who play siblings in the film) were actually husband and wife at the time during this film's release. See more »

Goofs

Just after Chazz and Jimmy are arrested at the ice show, Coach sees it on the news and reverses the newscast playback with his Tivo remote. The reversed audio does not match what the newscaster said immediately before he began reversing the playback (the reversed audio says "and disturbing the peace; they are awaiting arraignment", then some garbled speech). See more »

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[first lines]
Darren MacElroy: [watching a young Jimmy skate at an orphanage] I'll take him.
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Crazy Credits

During closing credits, Hector plays with Jimmy, Chazz, and Hector action figures. See more »

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References Flash Gordon (1980) See more »

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Con Te Partiro
Written by Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto
Performed by Andrea Bocelli
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Wonderful Film! I Loved It!
31 March 2007 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night and I have to say that I was impressed. I went with a friend to see this and I didn't think it would be that funny. The trailers were hilarious, but I thought they had used up all the funny jokes in the trailer and left nothing for the movie, boy was I wrong. If I went more than 5 minutes without laughing, there were very few times I did.

The story is quick and is fast paced, I was never once bored or wondering what time it was and when it was over, I wanted to go back and watch it again!

I have never been much of a Will Ferrel fan, but now I am, he was absolutely hilarious and it was a great match to put him with Jon Hede. They played off of each other wonderfully and just a random argument between them had you rolling on the floor with laughter. The movie stayed pretty fresh and I didn't feel like it was mindless humor and I even really felt for the characters.

It was a funny and interesting plot and unique and you couldn't really, entirely predict the ending, so it kept me guess. What was great,was that it started off really strong and ended strong as well and the ending left you pretty satisfied. For a comedy, it surpassed my expectations and I simply loved it! I recommend anyone and everyone to see this movie! I loved it!!! 5/5 stars!!


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