The Cutting Edge (1992)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 41 mins

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Doug Dorsey and Kate Moseley are both part of the American team at the 1988 Winter Olympics, Doug as the star captain of the hockey team, Kate one half of the national champion pairs figure skating team. They both have a disastrous Olympics, Doug suffering a career ending eye injury, and Kate taking a humiliating fall that she blames on her partner, Brian Newman. In the next two years, both are floundering in the pursuit of their dreams. Working class Doug still falsely clings to the hope of an NHL career, whereas no one of any talent wants to skate with Kate, the rich, spoiled diva. Kate's new coach, the renowned Anton Pamchenko, sees that Doug was a good skater and suggests he try out as Kate's partner. Despite or because of the fact that it is hate at first sight, Doug decides to give the partnership a shot, he who may be the only person who has a strong enough personality to hold up to Kate's. Doug's decision is much to Kate's chagrin, she who will do whatever she can to make Doug, who she considers a Neanderthal, quit despite he being her last shot at pairs glory leading up to the 1992 Nationals and 1992 Winter Olympics. Beyond Doug needing to learn the technical aspects of figure skating compared to skating in a hockey game (especially the fact of having skates with toe picks), the two have to overcome differences in personality, differences in artistic vision (such as deciding what it takes to win) and an equally strong temperament to make their partnership a success. They also have to overcome external obstacles, such as narrow minded judges. But the most important thing they each have to learn is what is truly important in their lives.

Cast: DB Sweeney, Moira Kelly

Crew: Paul Michael Glaser (Director), Elliot Davis (Director of Photography), Patrick Williams (Music Director)

Rating: PG (Singapore)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 27 Mar 1992 (India)

Tagline: The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen.

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Did you know? Moira Kelly injured her ankle during filming. She was moved around on a porter's truck to make it easier for her between scenes, Read More
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as Doug Dorsey
as Kate Moseley
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as Anton Pamchenko
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The King of the Rink is about to meet America's Ice Queen.
When true love breaks the ice.
Theirs is a love/skate relationship
The Ultimate Love/Skate Relationship
In a scene where Doug and Kate play hockey, the Zamboni has just cleaned the ice. Yet when they start playing the ice is still dirty.

When Doug is giving Kate her Christmas present, her hair is in different positions in different shots even though she never touches it

Crew/Equipment Visible
Dolly tracks are visible behind the penalty box when Doug reveals to his brother what he has been doing in the shot.

Crew/Equipment Visible
In the first Nationals skate, Kate can be seen sitting on a foam "saddle" of some sort that was used to get a side-by-side action shot of her & Doug skating in sync.

Factual Mistake
To the fact theatrical type lighting and spotlights are not used in U.S. National or Olympic figure skating competitions.
The Russian pairs team played by Christine Hough and Doug Ladret, are a real life figure skating pairs team who represent Canada.

Moira Kelly injured her ankle during filming. She was moved around on a porter's truck to make it easier for her between scenes,

D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly made a deal with each other to not do a sequel without the other. Since then, a direct-to-DVD sequel and two TV-movie sequels have been made without their involvement.