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The Cutting Edge (1992)

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A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.

Director:

Paul Michael Glaser (as Paul M. Glaser)

Writer:

Tony Gilroy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
D.B. Sweeney ... Doug Dorsey
Moira Kelly ... Kate Moseley
Roy Dotrice ... Anton Pamchenko
Terry O'Quinn ... Jack Moseley
Dwier Brown ... Hale Forrest
Chris Benson Chris Benson ... Walter Dorsey
Kevin Peeks Kevin Peeks ... Brian Newman
Barry Flatman ... Rick Tuttle
Rachelle Ottley Rachelle Ottley ... Lorie Peckarovski
Steve Sears Steve Sears ... Spindler
Nahanni Johnstone ... Gita
Michael Hogan ... Doctor
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Calgary Cop
Dick Grant Dick Grant ... Olympic Commentator
Melanie Miller Melanie Miller ... Olympic Commentator
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Storyline

Doug Dorsey is a hockey player for the US team in the 1988 winter Olympics. After a vicious game against West Germany. We then see figure skater, Kate Moseley doing her program and falling. Both have fought hard to get to the Olympics, and suddenly their dreams have been shattered. Kate, a temperamental but talented figure skater, has had many partners, until her coach recruits hockey player Dorsey. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day, they finally prepare for nationals and the Olympics. A romance blooms, and their final show could make or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of Olympic gold. Written by Pat Delin <jscott@iastate.edu>

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When true love breaks the ice. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Trivia

Christine Hough and Doug Ladret, who play the Russian pairs team, are a figure skating pairs team in real life representing Canada. See more »

Goofs

The lead character has a game-worn Bobby Hull Chicago Blackhawks Jersey (#9 ) with Hull's name on the back; Hull last played for the Blackhawks in 1972, several years before NHL had players names on the backs of jerseys. See more »

Quotes

Kate: [about Anton's dangerous new move] It's illegal!
Anton: Legano... Illegano... Is grey area.
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Alternate Versions

In Region 1, the earlier DVD (with only a trailer as an extra) is anamorphically enhanced, properly framed, and 101 minutes. The "Gold Medal Edition" DVD later released is non-anamorphic, missing a significant amount of picture on the left, right, and bottom, and only 97 minutes because it is time compressed somehow (the same way 25 fps PAL video is sped up from a 24 fps film source). See more »

Connections

Featured in The Movie Game: Episode #5.13 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride on Time
Written by Dan Hartman, Mirko Limoni, Daniele Davoli & Valerio Semplici
Performed by Black Box
Courtesy of Disco Magic/BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
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Surprisingly good for a formula movie
25 December 2009 | by imdb-21622See all my reviews

OK, so the plot is formulaic. There is nothing new here, really. Or is there? I have seen this movie a few times, and always liked it. I think it's the acting and dialog.

The acting is a cut above what you would expect from the movie. The female lead is a prima donna. I felt like her complex human emotions at times were fairly believable. Sometimes she's bitchy. Sometimes confused. Sometimes you like her.

The male lead is perhaps not quite as good. But they did not fall into the pattern of simply making him another dumb jock. In a scene where they have both had too much to drink, I felt he reacted in a very realistic way. He delivers this great line in the movie to her after she insists he button the top button of his costume. Something to the effect of 'if buttoning that button made the difference between a long happy life and a painful death, he would not give her the satisfaction.' It was a perfectly acted scene, IMO.

The dialog was much better than expected in this type of movie. There's some pretty funny lines. And some generally great exchanged between the actors that are far less dull than you would expect. If I put this into the category of sports movies, I would say it really rates well partly due to dialog.

OK, so you can predict the plot. Obviously, it's a formulaic movie. But along the way, they throw in a few curves, and the characters react in many ways like normal humans would in the same situation, at least in my opinion.

If you like the love/hate romance movies, and triumphant sporting movies, I think this is up your alley.

p.s. chick flicks are not my favored genre, so the fact I liked this movie, says something I think (because it's a bit of a chick flick at times.)


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cutting Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,478,919, 29 March 1992

Gross USA:

$25,105,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,105,517
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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