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Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 30 March 2007 (USA)
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In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

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Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Writers:

Jeff Cox (screenplay), Craig Cox (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Chazz Michael Michaels
Jon Heder ... Jimmy MacElroy
Will Arnett ... Stranz Van Waldenberg
Amy Poehler ... Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Jenna Fischer ... Katie Van Waldenberg
William Fichtner ... Darren MacElroy
Craig T. Nelson ... Coach
Romany Malco ... Jesse
Nick Swardson ... Hector
Scott Hamilton ... Sports Anchor
Andy Richter ... Mountie
Greg Lindsay ... Mountie
Rob Corddry ... Bryce
Nick Jameson ... PA Announcer
Tom Virtue ... Floor Manager
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Storyline

When rivalry between the world's best men's figure skaters - sex addicted, improvisational Chazz Michael Michaels and germophobic, precise Jimmy MacElroy - breaks into a fight on the awards platform, they're banned from the event for life. Three years later, desire for a gold medal and a careful reading of the rules lead them to compete as skating's first male-male pair. Can they overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings? The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of the virginal Jimmy toward Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Kick Some Ice

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les rois du patin See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,014,202, 1 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$118,594,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,708,642
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Stephanie Courtney (Flo of the Progressive Insurance commercials) made an appearance as Melissa Kelly, an ESPN2 reporter, in this movie. See more »

Goofs

The characters appear hell-bent on ruining their skates. In a scene where Coach is sharpening skates, he is grinding the blade nearly perpendicular to the skating direction, which would destroy the blade. Also, Stranz and Chazz's chase at the end would have rendered their skates useless. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darren MacElroy: [watching a young Jimmy skate at an orphanage] I'll take him.
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Crazy Credits

During closing credits, Hector plays with Jimmy, Chazz, and Hector action figures. See more »

Connections

References Ronin (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Blooded
Written by Mick Jones & Lou Gramm
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Pleasantly surprise, solid comedy throughout the whole movie!
31 March 2007 | by revadirchySee all my reviews

I saw the preview several days ago and figured it was just another case of, "put the funniest parts of the movie in the trailer to hook the public and then be disappointed later", but I was surprised and the comedic cohesion between John H. and Will F.. The dialouge was some of the funniest I've heard in awhile and the physical comedy was timed perfectly. This is not just another mediocre performance from Heder and Will that we have grown accustomed to. This movie really delivers and there were plenty of great cameos. Including Jenna Fisher from the office and even Nancy Carrigan. If you truly have an eye for good comedy, they you'll love this movie. I think it was the best comedy I have seen in awhile.


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