At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany…
Release Year: 1992
Rating: 6.5/10 (9,325 voted)
Paul Michael Glaser
Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice
At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes bad. Both have fought all their life to get to the Olympics and suddenly the dream has been shattered. The movie then follows Kate, a tempermental but talented figure skater, through many partners until finally her coach resorts to recruiting a hockey player. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day they finally prepare for Nationals and the Olympics. A romance is budding and their final show could bend or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of an Olympic Gold medal.
(as D. B. Sweeney)
Theirs is a love/skate relationship
Release Date: 27 March 1992
Filming Locations: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Opening Weekend: $4,478,919
(27 March 1992)
Did You Know?
Christine Hough and Doug Ladret, who play the Russian pairs team, are a figure skating pairs team in real life representing Canada.
Crew or equipment visible:
Dolly tracks are visible behind the penalty box when Doug reveals to his brother what he has been doing.
The only problem that he has is finding his zipper fast enough!
A Nod to the Rom/Coms of YesterYear
The Cutting Edge is a classic movie and one which I never get tired of
The chemistry between Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney really sells this
picture, even before you see the impressive scenery and fantastic skating
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.