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The Cutting Edge (1992)

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A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.

Director:

Paul Michael Glaser (as Paul M. Glaser)

Writer:

Tony Gilroy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
D.B. Sweeney ... Doug Dorsey (as D. B. Sweeney)
Moira Kelly ... Kate Moseley
Roy Dotrice ... Anton Pamchenko
Terry O'Quinn ... Jack Moseley
Dwier Brown ... Hale Forrest
Chris Benson Chris Benson ... Walter Dorsey
Kevin Peeks Kevin Peeks ... Brian Newman
Barry Flatman ... Rick Tuttle
Rachelle Ottley Rachelle Ottley ... Lorie Peckarovski
Steve Sears Steve Sears ... Spindler
Nahanni Johnstone ... Gita
Michael Hogan ... Doctor
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Calgary Cop
Dick Grant Dick Grant ... Olympic Commentator
Melanie Miller Melanie Miller ... Olympic Commentator
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Storyline

At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes bad. Both have fought all their life to get to the Olympics and suddenly the dream has been shattered. The movie then follows Kate, a tempermental but talented figure skater, through many partners until finally her coach resorts to recruiting a hockey player. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day they finally prepare for Nationals and the Olympics. A romance is budding and their final show could bend or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of an Olympic Gold medal. Written by Pat Delin <jscott@iastate.edu>

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When true love breaks the ice. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasión por el triunfo See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,478,919, 27 March 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,105,517
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christine Hough and Doug Ladret, who play the Russian pairs team, are a figure skating pairs team in real life representing Canada. See more »

Goofs

The Soviet Union did not officially compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. The USSR did not exist after December 26, 1991 and the Olympic Committee of the USSR disbanded on March 12, 1992. However, six of the fifteen former Soviet Republics did compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics as the Unified Team. The Unified Team's only other Olympic involvement was at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The Unified Team consisted of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Armenia. See more »

Quotes

Jack Moseley: What about Spindler?
Anton: Spindler? Spindler say before he skate with her, he wear garlic from neck and sleep with cross. Who is left?
[speaks Russian]
Anton: I am at bottom of barrel.
Jack Moseley: Then you find another barrel.
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The Spanish cut runs longer at 102 mins. See more »

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Excellent Coming of Age Romantic Comedy
3 March 2005 | by PBakerTXSee all my reviews

I found this movie very enjoyable to watch. The chemistry between Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney is very realistic. Even their arguments with one another appears genuine. Each of them wounded from previous experiences, not willing to open up to one another. All of this taking place in a point in their lives where they are each struggling to find something more out of life and end up discovering themselves and one another. Eventually, taking both of them beyond the quest of a gold medal.

The skating scenes are wonderful and the music (especially the scores from Patrick Williams) was incredible.

This is a movie that I never get tired of and it keeps drawing me back to it.


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