Blades of GloryMarch 30, 2007
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.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.4/10 (66,670 voted)
Critic's Score: 64/100
Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler
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.
Writers: Jeff Cox, Craig Cox
Chazz Michael Michaels
Stranz Van Waldenberg
Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Katie Van Waldenberg
Craig T. Nelson
Kick Some Ice
Release Date: 30 March 2007
Filming Locations: Habitat 67, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $33,014,202
(1 April 2007)
(8 July 2007)
Did You Know?
For eight years, Craig T. Nelson was the title character in a situation comedy called "Coach." In this movie, his character's name is
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
Chazz talks about growing up in Detroit. However, in a brief mug shot, the text on the data board shows New Jersey.
[watching a young Jimmy skate at an orphanage]
I'll take him.
I'm happy to say that it is VERY FUNNY
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