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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 (as D. B. Sweeney)
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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

Russian | English | French

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasión por el triunfo 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The interaction of Kate & Doug in the film has some resemblance to that of Kate & Petruchio in William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Beatrice & Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. See more »

Goofs

While they are in France for the Olympics watching the first US team skate, as the announcer is reading the scores in French. The scores on the board do not match the numbers the announcer is saying. He says cinq sept meaning 5.7, however the number in 5.8 or cinq huit. The number 5.7 does not appear on the score board even though the announcer calls it out. See more »

Quotes

Doug Dorsey: [at the hospital after Kate hit his nose with a hockey puck] Toe pick!
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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 »

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Street of Dreams
Written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Performed by Nia Peeples
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A Nod to the Rom/Coms of YesterYear
31 July 2004 | by staceymSee all my reviews

The Cutting Edge is a classic movie and one which I never get tired of watching.

The chemistry between Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney really sells this picture, even before you see the impressive scenery and fantastic skating sequences.

The script is filled with quotable gems, (It's not like his nose was perfect) and what could be a fairly thin story (that, OK, has been done before) is lifted firmly out of the cliche zone by first class direction, a thumping early 90's pop soundtrack and breathtaking choreography.

I can't fault this movie - it's one of my top five - and would recommend it as a family favourite.

This movie gets a very enthusiastic 10/10 from me.


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