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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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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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30 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,014,202 (USA) (1 April 2007)

Gross:

$118,594,548 (USA)
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Trivia

According to the flags being raised, the four medalists at Worlds were from the United States, South Korea, and Sweden. South Korea has never medaled in men's singles at the World Championships, and Sweden has not medaled in that discipline since 1929. Furthermore, in the event of a first place tie, there would be no silver medal handed out, only the bronze, meaning that Sweden would have to suffice with a bronze and South Korea would have been left empty-handed in fourth place. See more »

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When Chazz's promo video plays - right after his first skating routine - some of the candid skating shots were obviously filmed at the makeshift rink that Coach acquired, much later in the film. Note the boxes surrounding the ice. 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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During closing credits, Hector plays with Jimmy, Chazz, and Hector action figures. See more »


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North Korean National Anthem
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This film actually warrants a sequel!
6 April 2007 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

From the very first second I laid eyes on the absolutely hilarious poster for this film, in my neighborhood multiplex a few months ago, I knew with extreme certainty that I'd be seeing it the very first week it opened. Caught it on Wednesday and I'm here to say the movie most definitely delivers on the promise of the poster, big time.

Jon Heder finally gets a role he can have some fun with for a change (which hasn't really happened since Napoleon Dynamite), and he's superbly cast as the sheltered and phobic Jimmy MacElroy, the perfect foil for Ferrell's sex machine on skates, Chazz Michael Michaels. Ferrell is fast becoming more and more adept at portraying genuine characters in his movies, not merely hollow caricatures, and he is clearly in his element here.

The beginning of the movie, the set-up, is wonderfully written, and the over-the-top tone that's established in these opening scenes is successfully carried throughout. The energy level stays high, the plot never gets tedious or bogged down, and, best of all, the routines that the two of them perform together as partners are truly hilarious and original. I was left wanting more, and that speaks volumes.


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