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Blades of Glory (2007)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  30 March 2007 (USA)
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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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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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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references | See all certifications »

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$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,023,836 (UK) (6 April 2007)

Gross:

$118,153,533 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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For eight years, Craig T. Nelson was the title character in a situation comedy called "Coach." In this movie, his character's name is Coach (1989). See more »

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When Chazz is trying to call Jimmy to explain that nothing was going on between him and Katie, his alarm clock at first has white tape covering the Timex logo. Then it switches to black. 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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.57 (2008) See more »

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Funny and worth a watch
28 March 2007 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I saw the press screening of Blades of Glory last night, and I have to say...I haven't laughed so much at a movie for quite some time. Jon Heder shines in his role and portrays a character that seems carefully written to avoid any similarities with Napoleon Dynamite; I was actually surprised that there weren't any references to ND (that I noticed), since there were a few Ferrell lines that reminded me of Anchorman (which was just fine!). Ferrell and Heder work wonderfully together; the ice skating scenes are pulled off very well; and, of course, there are tons of quotable lines. Overall, a funny, satisfying movie (especially if you're into ice skating or Anchorman/Talledega Nights-type humor).


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