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Ice Castles (1978)

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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

First of three motion pictures in the early three cinema movie career stardom of actress Lynn-Holly Johnson which was followed by The Watcher in the Woods (1980) and the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981). Both Ice Castles (1978) and the latter Bond movie both featured winter sports. 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 Hearts of Christmas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Voyager
Composed by Eric Woolfson (uncredited) and Alan Parsons (uncredited)
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Great!!
29 January 2008 | by tinttara1966See all my reviews

I loved this movie when it came out and just watched it again on TV tonight.

Brings back a lot of memories of my time as a skater, not best, but OK.

I was reading about the goofs in the movie and well anyone who is paying attention will realize that:

The skating on the pond is not a goof, it is taking place over several days. There is no way any one will feel safe on skates again after such an ordeal. It takes time to rebuild your confidence. Any person who is a skater will realize that. So please take take that part out of the goofs.

I gave it a 10/10 cause when you think back to the 70's making movies was not as technically easy as it is now a days with all the computer enhancements.

I like the actors all did a very excellent job.


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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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