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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.

Director:

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

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Taglines:

Big things happen to those who dream big. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although not a huge hit at the cinema the DVD/Blu-ray of this film sells extremely well at ice rinks all around the world. It has also become a perennial favorite of Christmas TV due to its winter based themes. See more »

Goofs

Teddy's Zamboni is too heavy for the ice on the "pond" near Casey's house. See more »

Quotes

Tina Harwood: [to Gen] Where have you been? Are you are that aware you had practice half an hour ago?
Gen Harwood: Yes, I'm aware.
Tina Harwood: And?
Gen Harwood: And I'm done.
Tina Harwood: Done? Gen... what are you talking about?
Gen Harwood: I'm quitting.
Tina Harwood: You've got to be kidding. Don't get me wrong; I mean... that's ridiculous.
Gen Harwood: No, I was ridiculous for putting myself through this for so long! We both know I don't have the talent.
Tina Harwood: Gen, perseverance is nine tenths of mastering any sport.
Gen Harwood: Do you know what I want? No, you don't know what I want because you never cared!
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Connections

Referenced in Vamos a por vosotros (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Casting Call
Written and Performed by Steve Bauman
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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Decent movie except for the bogus physics
26 April 2005 | by kslnetSee all my reviews

This movie was typical Disney; a sweet feel-good story despite some mediocre acting and plot holes. Michelle Trachtenberg is a very likable heroine, and both Joan Cusack and Kim Cattrall perform admirably in their respective roles. Granted, the "child breaks away from parent's desires to follow her own dream" story has been done many times, and this version is nothing special, but it's good for us well-intentioned mothers to be reminded every so often to let our children find their own paths in life.

My only big gripe is with what is presented as Casey's incredible physics discoveries. Some of the statements are downright wrong (pulling in your arms while spinning DECREASES, not increases, your moment of inertia), and all the equations shown in the movie are nothing but basic laws of Newtonian mechanics. While the target pre-teen audience will be fooled, anyone older who's ever taken a physics class will not. Come on, Hollywood...with all the recent publicity about whether women are suited for math and science, please don't insult our intelligence by assuming that scientific details are unimportant in a movie marketed to young girls.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Princess 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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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