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The Price of Gold 

The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer - Nancy Kerrigan, the elegant brunette and Tonya Harding, the feisty blonde engulfed in scandal. ... See full summary »

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The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer - Nancy Kerrigan, the elegant brunette and Tonya Harding, the feisty blonde engulfed in scandal. Just weeks before the Olympics on January 6, 1994 at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Kerrigan was stunningly clubbed on the right knee by an unknown assailant and left wailing, "Why, why, why?" As the bizarre "why" mystery unraveled, it was revealed that Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, had plotted the attack with his misfit friends to literally eliminate Kerrigan from the competition. Now two decades later, The Price of Gold takes a fresh look at the worldwide spectacle that elevated the popularity of professional figure skating and has Harding still facing questions over what she knew when she knew it. Written by ESPN Films

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Still Cold and Jealous
27 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

30 for 30: The Price of Gold (2014)

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Anyone over a certain age will certainly know the story of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Perhaps everyone knows the story of the bizarre events where the two rivals were heading towards a showdown when Kerrigan was viciously attacked. Harding's husband and his friends were convicted of planning the attack and the big mystery going into the Olympics is what part Harding had in everything. I still remember these events quite well and over the past twenty-years I was always somewhat curious what Harding had to say on the matter. I didn't really have any feelings towards her one way or another and this includes watching her on those cheap TrueTV shows that she does. I didn't have any feelings towards her but that certainly changed after viewing this documentary. I'm not sure what the goal of director Nanette Burtstein was but if it was to make people hate Harding then she certainly succeeded. I really can't explain how much my blood was boiling while watching this film and not just because of the attack but how ignorant Harding remains about the entire thing. I try not to personally attack people in documentaries but man was this woman downright stupid, ignorant and every rude comment made about her back in the day certainly seems true today. The event was billed as Kerrigan's Snow White versus the "White Trach" Harding and this aspect of the story is discussed. After listening to Harding it's easy to see she still doesn't get it and it's easy to see that she's still very much jealous of Kerrigan. Listening to her badmouth Kerrigan because she wouldn't talk to her weeks after the attack is without question one of the dumbest things I've heard from anyone in my life. Again, going into this film I really didn't have any feeling towards Harding but afterwards you really can't find one decent thing to say about her. The documentary starts off trying to make us feel sorry about her early childhood but this quickly goes away once we get to the main event. There's nothing good to say about the event and Harding certainly didn't do herself any favors here.


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