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
Sarah Kawahara choreographed Nancy Kerrigan, the ice skater Jeff Gillooly aimed to attack. Kawahara also helped Robbie train for her role. See more »
Behind 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 »
At the beginning of the ending crawl, actual interview footage of LaVona Fay Golden, Shawn Eckardt, and Tonya Harding is shown that mirrors some of the recreated interviews shown in the film. See more »
After seeing the preview I knew I would love this. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney were both impressive. I have to say, I was really surprised by Robbie! I checked out a few interviews with the real Tonya and her mother. Seems like Robbie and Janney really nailed them.
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