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Ice Castles (1978)

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), Gary L. Baim (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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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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A Genuine Miracle! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castillos de hielo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,710,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Publicity for this picture stated that actress-ice-skater Lynn-Holly Johnson was under contract with the Columbia Pictures studio for three films but this movie was the only Columbia film that she did. Neither does Johnson even appear in a cameo in the studio's remake Ice Castles (2010). 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

Midnight Blue
Written by Carole Bayer Sager (uncredited)
Performed by Melissa Manchester
Courtesy of Arista Records
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I love this movie!
11 November 2004 | by KvMauBSee all my reviews

I know it is kind of sappy and hackneyed, but Ice Castles is one of my favorite films of all time. I try to watch it at least once a month, and it still makes me cry. Honestly, Ice Castles might have changed my life, as it inspired me to skate. I wanted to be a part of that beautiful, graceful world. Lynn Holly Johnson skated so wonderfully in this movie. I tried for years to duplicate her arms on that Camel Spin she does in the Fifth of Beethoven program. Oh! and that theme song "Through the Eyes of Love" is great too. It inspired me to play the piano also! I guess I still consider this one of my "guilty pleasures" as I do not widely admit that I am such a fan of this obscure 70s movie.


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