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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

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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

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From Scholastic...To Fantastic! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Eisprinzessin See more »

Filming Locations:

Millbrook, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,807,471, 20 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,381,334, 12 June 2005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name "Tina Hardwood" is a reference to Tonya Harding. In the movie, Tina tried to cheat her way to the top by injuring another skater, in the same way Tonya was accused of being involved in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, a skating competitor. See more »

Goofs

When entering sectionals, Casey is not allowed to enter due to the fact she is in 5th place, since 4 are only allowed to take part. Five people are mentioned to be taking part in sectionals at the near end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Tina Harwood: [about Casey's triple jump] She figured that out on her computer.
Gen Harwood: Mom, the computer can't make the jumps for you.
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Referenced in Vamos a por vosotros (2011) See more »

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A Gold Medal!
18 March 2005 | by rcavelleroSee all my reviews

Besides what the cynics will see Ice Princess is an undeniable bubblegum treat and despite it's sometimes lapse in logic makes an agreeable sports film both emotional and intense. Trachtenberg of Buffy fame stars as the title star a physics geek in school whom when offered the opportunity to go to college with a scholarship, decides to base her summer project on figure skating and the physics proportions of what would accustom special movements and such. In that she finds a passion she's long denied herself because of her over bearing, feminist, college professor MOM played wonderfully by Joan Cusack whom of course thinks it's just a waste of time. The film is of course a clash of overly obvious clichés but anyone seeing this film should know that already. But these are the clichés that make movies like this truly inspiring and enjoyable. The film is fun, memorable and heart tugging. But the standout addition here is a wonderful performance by the still gorgeous Kim Catrall she's still in mean mode but god can she deliver those lines and still come off likable ultimately. So throwout what cynics will say about this sleeper treat and go experience this gold medal for your selves. 9/10


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