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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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Taglines:

The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The interaction of Kate & Doug in the film has some resemblance to that of Kate & Petruchio in William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Beatrice & Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. See more »

Goofs

While they are in France for the Olympics watching the first US team skate, as the announcer is reading the scores in French. The scores on the board do not match the numbers the announcer is saying. He says cinq sept meaning 5.7, however the number in 5.8 or cinq huit. The number 5.7 does not appear on the score board even though the announcer calls it out. See more »

Quotes

[Doug drops Kate on her rear]
Kate: [shouting] You, you cretin!
Doug: Guess that move needs some work.
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Alternate Versions

In Region 1, the earlier DVD (with only a trailer as an extra) is anamorphically enhanced, properly framed, and 101 minutes. The "Gold Medal Edition" DVD later released is non-anamorphic, missing a significant amount of picture on the left, right, and bottom, and only 97 minutes because it is time compressed somehow (the same way 25 fps PAL video is sped up from a 24 fps film source). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got Dreams to Remember
Written by Otis Redding and Zelma Redding
Performed by Delbert McClinton
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A great story for all ages
8 January 2001 | by moviegal-6See all my reviews

I was twelve years old when I saw this film. Then, I thought it was great. Now, at twenty-one, I think it's awesome. Some may criticize the "inaccuracies" of the skating, but if one looks closely at the credits, world renowned skater Robin Cousins is the technical advisor and skating scene coordinator. Also, the pairs skaters they compete against are also, as far as I can tell, are real skaters. While they probably wouldn't jump into major competitions right away, they did it this way most likely for timesake. It's a sweet love story that is refreshingly free of violence (save the occasional slapshot), gratutious sex, and vulgar language. It is a delight for young and old combining chemestry, believability, and awesome skating sequences. I give it a nine and a half out of ten; if for nothing else, then for the warm fuzzies you get from watching it.


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