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On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story (1990)

The true story of Olympic champion figure skater Tai Babilonia, her rise to fame and her fall from grace.


Zale Dalen


Brian L. Ross (as Brian Ross)
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Complete credited cast:
Rachael Crawford ... Tai Babilonia
Charlie Stratton ... Randy Gardner (as Charlie Stratton)
Denise Nicholas ... Cleo Babilonia
Chuck Shamata ... Connie Babilonia Sr.
Christianne Hirt
Michael Phillip Edwards ... Constancio
William Daniels ... John Nicks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drake Arden Drake Arden
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess
Robbie Budd Robbie Budd
Deborah Burgess Deborah Burgess
Stan Coles Stan Coles
Suzanne Coy
Brad Crockford ... Usher
Ken Daniels Ken Daniels


The true story of Olympic champion figure skater Tai Babilonia, her rise to fame and her fall from grace.

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Canada | USA



Release Date:

5 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lâmina de Gelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Good True Story ...
5 November 2006 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

This was a reasonably good movie. The acting was decent and the storyline keeps you engaged to follow along to see whether Tai gets back into skating or becomes a different person. True stories have the allure that you're watching something that more or less really happened and you get to learn how an individual progressed through a transformational or turbulent time.

This movie was no exception - I wanted to continue to watch the movie to see where Tai ended up and how bad things were going to get ... and what happens to Randy, her kindly (as portrayed) skating partner. Knowing that the events portrayed occurred decades ago, I knew I'd find out the short and long term answers.

As far as the characters - Tai was the only believable character in this movie - the rest of the cast came across as pretty vanilla, one-dimensional and predictable. But that's OK, the movie is still reasonably good.

For the general viewer, this is a pretty good made-for-TV movie; if you're into skating history - definitely a movie to watch.

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