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Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

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Tonya (8-12 Yrs)
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From the proverbial wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon, former competitive figure skater Tonya Harding was never fully accepted in the figure skating community for not inherently being the image of grace, breeding and privilege that the community wanted to portray, despite she being naturally gifted in the sport athletically. Despite ultimately garnering some success in figure skating being national champion, a world championship medalist, an Olympian, and being the first American woman to complete a Triple Axel in competition, she is arguably best known for her association to "the incident": the leg bashing on January 6, 1994 of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, who, unlike Tonya, was everything that the figure skating community wanted in their representatives. Her association to that incident led to Tonya being banned from competitive figure skating for life. Tonya's story from the beginning of her figure skating life at age four to the aftermath of the incident is presented... Written by Huggo

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There's no need to have class when you have talent. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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19 January 2018 (USA)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$264,155, 10 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,006,215, 15 April 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy Kerrigan stated in interviews relating to her Dancing with the Stars (2005) appearance that she would not be seeing this movie, despite not knowing how much of it would feature her, saying, "I already lived through that." See more »

Goofs

In a scene depicting the rear of Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, tall pine trees and parking lot are shown. JLA and Cobo Center back up almost directly to the Detroit River. A shot filmed there would show the river and the skyline of Windsor, Canada. See more »

Quotes

LaVona Golden: You fuck dumb. You don't marry dumb.
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Crazy Credits

Actual footage of Tonya Harding skating is shown during the beginning. See more »

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References Hard Copy (1989) See more »

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Spirit In The Sky
Written by Norman Greenbaum
Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Transtone music
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Dialog and acting had the entire theater hushed.
5 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

I must have been at a different movie than those who did not like it. The story is well written, the acting was excellent and the twist in the way the story is delivered makes for a memorable event. At certain points when Tonya speaks to the audience she speaks right to you. A great story to get lost in and I was not really interested in seeing this when I went into the theater.


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