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Ice Princess (2005)

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With the help of her coach, her mom, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

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Tim Fywell

Writers:

Meg Cabot (story), Hadley Davis (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Casey Carlyle
Joan Cusack ... Joan Carlyle
Amy Stewart ... Ann
Steve Ross Steve Ross ... Mr. Bast
Hayden Panettiere ... Gen Harwood
Kim Cattrall ... Tina Harwood
Trevor Blumas ... Teddy Harwood
Kirsten Olson ... Nikki Fletcher
Jocelyn Lai Jocelyn Lai ... Tiffany Lai
Connie Ray ... Nikki's Mom
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ... Tiffany's Dad
Roy Bradshaw Roy Bradshaw ... Tiffany's Coach
Mark Hird Mark Hird ... Nikki's Coach
Ben Gilbank ... Brian
Thanh Nguyen Thanh Nguyen ... Hot Dog Kid
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Storyline

A high-school bookworm transforms into a swan. Brainy Casey Carlyle has never quite fit in. Caught between her fantasy of becoming a championship figure skater and her strong-willed mother, who has her on the fast track to Harvard, she can only hope to be like Nikki, Tiffany and Gen--three elite skating prodigies who are ruthlessly competing on the US National circuit (and have attitudes to match). But when Casey gets the chance to train with Gen and her coach, a disgraced former skating champion who also happens to be Gen's mother, she must dash her own mother's hopes in order to pursue her dream. Now, with only the support of Gen's teenage brother, a hunky Zamboni driver, Casey takes on the challenge of her life when she finds herself competing against the best to make it into the championship circuit and become a real "ice princess." Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From small town Mathlete, To big time Athlete See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Eisprinzessin See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,807,471, 20 March 2005

Gross USA:

$24,402,491

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,645,491
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song that Casey and her "sandplow" class perform to during their recital is "It's Oh So Quiet" by Bjork. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene Casey is skating on an outdoor pond (later revealed to be in Connecticut) wearing warm clothing and even a hat. A pond in the Northeast might be frozen between November-March. In the next scene, her teacher is suggesting she work on a physics project over the summer meaning it is around May or June. See more »

Quotes

Casey Carlyle: [to Teddy] I can't have a conversation with anybody I haven't known since kindergarten. So how come I can do that in front of you?
Teddy Harwood: Because you let people see you when you skate.
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Connections

Referenced in The View: Episode dated 9 March 2005 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Your Shine On
(DJ Fluid Remix)
Written by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil and Jesse McCartney
Performed by Jesse McCartney
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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User Reviews

Good for a matinée
19 March 2005 | by aw8975See all my reviews

Because a movie about figure skating comes around once a decade and tonight is the ladies world figure skating world championships, I'm in a great mood as I write this. This may explain why I liked the movie when I don't feel that I should have. To be honest, I think I liked the film because I love figure skating.

At least this Disney "Princess" film didn't star Anne Hathaway. Instead, Michelle Trachenberg played pretty much the same role but more appealingly. I never watched "Buffy", so I only knew of her from the Discovery Channel's "Truth of Scare" series in which she sounds like a robot. But I really like her in this movie. With some inflection in her voice, she's an effective and appealing actress.

I'm not the tween audience this film is targeted for, so maybe this is why the movie's lack of realism really bothered me throughout the film. I would like to see a movie about skating that show's the sport's realistic and competitive side more. This film showed it in a Disney, comical sense but this film is just as much a fantasy as The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast.

Overall, the film was enjoyable and I liked the theme to follow your dream and the main character's maturity and toughness. But this film doesn't make me want for more G rated films that aren't animated.


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