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Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 30 March 2007 (USA)
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In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

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Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Writers:

Jeff Cox (screenplay), Craig Cox (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Chazz Michael Michaels
Jon Heder ... Jimmy MacElroy
Will Arnett ... Stranz Van Waldenberg
Amy Poehler ... Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Jenna Fischer ... Katie Van Waldenberg
William Fichtner ... Darren MacElroy
Craig T. Nelson ... Coach
Romany Malco ... Jesse
Nick Swardson ... Hector
Scott Hamilton ... Sports Anchor
Andy Richter ... Mountie
Greg Lindsay ... Mountie
Rob Corddry ... Bryce
Nick Jameson ... PA Announcer
Tom Virtue ... Floor Manager
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Storyline

When rivalry between the world's best men's figure skaters - sex addicted, improvisational Chazz Michael Michaels and germophobic, precise Jimmy MacElroy - breaks into a fight on the awards platform, they're banned from the event for life. Three years later, desire for a gold medal and a careful reading of the rules lead them to compete as skating's first male-male pair. Can they overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings? The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of the virginal Jimmy toward Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Kick Some Ice

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les rois du patin See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,014,202, 1 April 2007

Gross USA:

$118,594,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,708,642
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Stephanie Courtney (Flo of the Progressive Insurance commercials) made an appearance as Melissa Kelly, an ESPN2 reporter, in this movie. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper story about Stranz, Fairchild and Katie's parents' death is dated "Sunday, March 14, 1987". March 14, 1987 was a Saturday, not a Sunday. The date of the accident and the date of the newspaper itself are the same, which is impossible--the earliest a newspaper could run that story would have been the next day, not the same day. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darren MacElroy: [watching a young Jimmy skate at an orphanage] I'll take him.
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Crazy Credits

During closing credits, Hector plays with Jimmy, Chazz, and Hector action figures. See more »


Soundtracks

Hot Blooded
Written by Mick Jones & Lou Gramm
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I'm happy to say that it is VERY FUNNY
15 March 2007 | by atlielSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for this film I didn't think much of it. It looked as if it were just trying to cash in on the popularity of Will Ferrel after the success of Talladega Nights. Well, I was wrong, big time wrong. First off, almost every scene in this film is hilarious and the trailer does it no justice. Don't get me wrong, I love Will Ferrel films for the most part but this one looked like it would be an exception. Instead this film fits perfectly with my taste in comedies like Talladega Nights, Zoolander, Anchorman, Water Boy, Old School and Billy Madison. If you like these kinds of films you will love this film.


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