A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald Wrye

Writers:

Donald Wrye (screenplay by), Gary L. Baim (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robby Benson ... Nick Peterson
Lynn-Holly Johnson ... Alexis Winston
Colleen Dewhurst ... Beulah Smith
Tom Skerritt ... Marcus Winston
Jennifer Warren ... Deborah Mackland
David Huffman ... Brian Dockett
Diane Reilly Diane Reilly ... Sandy
Craig T. McCullen Craig T. McCullen ... Doctor
Kelsey Ufford Kelsey Ufford ... Ceciel Monchet
Leonard Lilyholm Leonard Lilyholm ... Hockey Coach
Brian Foley Brian Foley ... Choreographer
Jean-Claude Bleuze Jean-Claude Bleuze ... French Coach (as Jean Claude Bleuze)
Teresa Willmus Teresa Willmus ... Annette Brashlout
Diana Holden Diana Holden ... X-Ray Technician
Michelle McLean Michelle McLean ... Skater
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Storyline

A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams. Written by Tina Mancuso <tina@castle.net>

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When Tragedy Struck, Love Came to the Rescue. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Thirty-two years after this movie was released, a remake Ice Castles (2010) was made. It had the same director Donald Wrye. See more »

Goofs

Lexie competes in the sectionals, not wanting the judges or audience to know that she has lost most of her sight. However, there is no way she could credibly compete in the compulsory figures section of the competition, that portion which is a highly visual exercise of needing to be able to see the carvings in the ice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Nick pulls his truck up to Beulah's Star Ice Castle Lanes, or, depending on how you read the marquee sign, Beulah's Ice Castle Star Lanes]
Nick Peterson: Hey, Charlie.
Charlie: Hi, Nick.
Nick Peterson: How ya doin'?
Charlie: Beats the hell out of me. Hey, what are *you* doin' home?
Nick Peterson: Beats the hell out of me.
Charlie: Hey, Beulah, rack 'em up! Come on!
Nick Peterson: Howdy, Les.
Les: Hey! Nick, what the hell are *you* doin' here?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear to be in black-and-white, but if you look carefully, you can see the pink face and yellow hair of Lynn-Holly Johnson as she is skating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.71 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

A Fifth of Beethoven
Composed and Performed by Walter Murphy
Based on Ludwig van Beethoven's (as Beethoven's) Fifth Symphony
Courtesy of RFT Music Publishing Corp. and Private Stock Records, Ltd.
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Depressing Yet Good
22 November 2002 | by jonpdSee all my reviews

I am not going to lie, this film is utterly depressing. The dreary atmosphere and the sad love story come together and make our tears flow. Simple story concerning a young girl who vows to become a professional ice skater, the boy she loves, and the tragedy that follows. Good performances from Skerritt and Dewhurst as usual, average from Benson and the rest of the cast. The finale is a real tearjerker, featuring the wonderful Melissa Manchester song. Though the film is somewhat predictable and extremely corny, it is still a good little film made with good intentions. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Castles See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,710,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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