Blades of Glory (2007) Poster


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Both 'Jon Heder (I)' and Will Ferrell learned how to ice skate for the movie. They trained extensively with Michelle Kwan's coach Sarah Kawahara.
Jon Heder spent two years in Japan as a Mormon missionary, and learned to speak Japanese fluently. He showcases this talent during the press conference when he responds flawlessly to a reporter's question posed in Japanese.
The writers claim that "88.773% of Will Ferrell's dialogue is improvised or changed in some way to suit his persona."
Will Arnett and Amy Poehler (who play siblings in the film) were actually married at the time during this film's release.
Due to problems with the 6.0 system, Chazz and Jimmy are forced to share a gold medal, a reference to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating scandal.
1980 Olympian Lisa Marie Allen was not only the assistant skating choreographer on this movie, but she also appears in the film as the blond "Sweater Mom" who gets licked on the face by Will Ferrell's character during his Stockholm solo.
Jon Heder broke his ankle while training to ice-skate.
Although it is only referred to subtly throughout the film, the filmmakers intended for the characters of Coach (Craig T. Nelson) and Jesse (Romany Malco) to be understood as romantic, as well as professional, partners. Some indications of that include the stained glass window in the kitchen showing the Coach and Jesse together (surrounded by hearts) and the triangle-shaped rainbow ornament visible on their shelf during one scene.
Ben Stiller was considered for the role of Chazz Michael Michaels but he decided the character was too much like other roles he had played.
At the Sex Addict's Anonymous meeting, the "Sex Addict's Prayer" (as shown on the prayer card) is: "God, Grant me the serenity to not have sex with my friend's girlfriend, the courage to go home tonight without having sex with my friends girlfriend, and the wisdom to walk away from my friend's smokin' hot girlfriend."
Stranz and Fairchild plot to injure Chazz "below the knee and above the ankle", references the attack on Nancy Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Olympics.
Jay Z and Kanye West used excerpts of the movie in the beginning and middle parts of their latest single "N****S In Paris" from the Watch The Throne LP: "We skate to one song and one song only", "It's provocative, it get's the people going!"
Chazz Michael Michaels' skating style was inspired by the skating style of Elvis Stojko.
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.
Directed by the same duo who are responsible for the Geico "Caveman Commercials."
The hotel that Jimmy and Chazz stay in when they're in Montreal is actually a famous building called "Habitat 67", designed by Moshe Safdie in honor of Canada's centennial. In reality it is not a hotel, but a privately owned condominium complex.
All of the scenes at the World Figure Skating Championships were shot at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
The van Waldenberg name was taken from the family name of one of the writers.
Chaz was the name of Will Ferrell's character in Wedding Crashers (2005)
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Shipped to theaters under the name "Partners"
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).
Although Jim Lampley, who cameos as the principle commentator at the ice skating competitions, has provided commentary on coverage of the Olympics for various networks, he is probably better known to viewers as HBO's anchor on the rather more macho sport of boxing.
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The welt on Chazz's forehead after Stranz hit him with the tire iron is on the wrong side of his head.
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Look for Flo of the Progressive Insurance commercials as Melissa Kelly, an HBO 2 reporter.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In a website online, Johnny Weir comments on the fact that Jimmy and he have the same style. The peacock outfit was actually based on Weir's swan outfit from the 2006 Winter Olympics. Both of the costumes incorporated the skaters' arms as the necks and the hands as the beaks of the birds. 'Jon Heder (I)' apparently made an offhand suggestion and was surprised to find that the costume was being created for him.
The song that is playing at the beginning of the movie is the same song that Will Ferrell sings at the end of Step Brothers.
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