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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.


Paul Michael Glaser (as Paul M. Glaser)


Tony Gilroy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
D.B. Sweeney ... Doug Dorsey
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


Doug Dorsey is a hockey player for the US team in the 1988 winter Olympics. After a vicious game against West Germany. We then see figure skater, Kate Moseley doing her program and falling. Both have fought hard to get to the Olympics, and suddenly their dreams have been shattered. Kate, a temperamental but talented figure skater, has had many partners, until her coach recruits hockey player Dorsey. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day, they finally prepare for nationals and the Olympics. A romance blooms, and their final show could make or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of Olympic gold. Written by Pat Delin <jscott@iastate.edu>

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Theirs is a love/skate relationship See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport


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Did You Know?


Moira Kelly injured her ankle during shooting, so to make it easier for her between scenes, she was moved around on a porter's truck (the sort of thing usually used to move boxes, etc.). See more »


Before the free skate in the Olympics, as Doug is telling Kate he loves her etc, the same woman in a brown coat bumps into Kate two different times, from the same direction. See more »


Doug Dorsey: I was gonna tell you - that book you gave me, it's pretty good.
Kate Mosley: Really. Using it as a doorstop, or a coaster?
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Alternate Versions

The Spanish cut runs longer at 102 mins. See more »


Followed by The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice (2010) See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Performed by Rosemary Butler & Warren Wiebe
Produced by Jai Winding
Lyrics by Robert Burns (uncredited)
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Good chemistry for a solid rom-com
30 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary. Doug Dorsey (D.B. Sweeney) is a promising hockey player, but his career is cut short by an eye injury. Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) is a spoiled temperamental pairs figure skater who goes through every partner. Then 2 years later, Moseley still can't find a partner, and Dorsey can't find a team. Her coach Anton Pamchenko decides to put them together despite their combative relationship.

They have good chemistry together. Their combative nature is the perfect heat for a relationship. It is a fundamental building block to a good rom-com. That's what we have here. Two perfectly match solid actors doing a good rom-com. Moira Kelly has the perfect indignant pout, and Sweeney has a great sly smirk.

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Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cutting Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,478,919, 29 March 1992

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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