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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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Theirs is a love/skate relationship See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

When Doug and Kate have their first real practice, she is shown briefly in teal green tights (featured later in the "You want my hands where?" sequence). Kate is then wearing a red outfit with a short skirt for the rest of the sequence. See more »

Quotes

[preparing to lift Kate]
Doug: You want my hands *where*?
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Connections

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

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Lauretta
Written by Malcolm McLaren and Robbie Kilgore
Performed by Malcolm McLaren
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a classic
18 July 1999 | by ivana-7See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that show that you don't have to have special effects or lots of money for a movie to be great. This is like a movie from 1940s in which acting is the main factor.

The tension between two leads is the structure of this movie.

Its a great romantic/comedy movie and one of my favorites.


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