Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

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Director: Paul Michael Glaser

Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice

     
 

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Can a rough and tumble hockey player and a snooty ice dancer find love and a gold medal at the same time? That's the burning (or more appropriately freezing) question in this romantic drama. Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) is a world-class figure skater training for the Olympics; she has genuine talent, but years of being spoiled by her wealthy family have made her all but… See more details below

Overview

Can a rough and tumble hockey player and a snooty ice dancer find love and a gold medal at the same time? That's the burning (or more appropriately freezing) question in this romantic drama. Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) is a world-class figure skater training for the Olympics; she has genuine talent, but years of being spoiled by her wealthy family have made her all but impossible to work with. Doug Dorsey (D.B. Sweeney) is a hockey player with drive, skill, and a full complement of arrogance; his team is also on the fast track to the Olympics. Unfortunately, an eye injury suffered during a game affects Doug's peripheral vision enough to put him on the bench for the rest of the season. At the same time, Kate's colossal ego scares off yet another skating partner, and her coach, Anton (Roy Dotrice), needs to find a replacement as soon as possible. Desperate to stay in Olympic competition, Doug agrees to try working as Kate's partner, even though he has a hockey player's macho contempt for figure skating. Needless to say, the first few practices between Kate and Doug do not go well, but in time they learn to work together and become a pair to be reckoned with both on and off the ice. The Cutting Edge was released within a few months of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Paul Michael Glaser's formulaic romance sports movie is more entertaining than it has any right to be. The story of a spoiled-princess figure skater partnered with a washed-up, working-class hockey player in hopes of competing for an Olympic doubles title, it works over every cliché about mismatched lovers and long-shot athletes, but still manages to hold one's interest. To the extent that it works, credit must go to stars, Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney, who bring a passionate commitment to these stock parts, along with an evident athleticism that must have kept the use of stunt people to a minimum. Veteran stage actor Roy Dotrice and The Stepfather (1987) star Terry O'Quinn also add something distinctive. Glaser moves the story at along brisk pace, the skating routines are well-done, and although the denouement is visible from a distance, one can still admire the professionalism of the film's execution. The film was a modest hit, yet no one involved seems to have benefited but first-time writer Tony Gilroy, who has gone on to a very successful career.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2006
UPC:
0027616134202
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
223

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Cutting Edge: Reflections from the Ice Sneak Peek "Cutting Edge 2"; And more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
D.B. Sweeney Doug Dorsey
Moira Kelly Kate Moseley
Roy Dotrice Anton Pamchenko
Terry O'Quinn Jack Moseley
Dwier Brown Hale
Chick Roberts Drunk
Arthur Roswell Assistant Costumer
Jo Jo Starbuck Actor
Chris Benson Walter Dorsey
Barry Flatman Tuttle
Rachelle Ottley Lorie
Michael Hogan Doctor
R.D. Reid Calgary Cop
Dick Grant Olympic Commentator
Judy Blumberg Nationals Commentator
Robin Cousins Nationals Commentator
Edwin Stephenson Costumer
Roger Periard French Official
Graham Harley Official
Peter Messaline International Reporter
Robert Buck Butler
Scott MacDonald 2nd Nationals Pair
Jon Robinson 1st Olympic Pair
John Jenkins 3rd Olympic Pair
Kirsten Kieferle Woman in Bar

Technical Credits
Paul Michael Glaser Director
Robert W. Cort Producer
Robin Cousins Choreography
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
Daniel Davis Production Designer
Ted Field Producer
Tony Gilroy Screenwriter
David Gropman Production Designer
Marci Liroff Casting
William Ivey Long Costumes/Costume Designer
Becky Mancuso Musical Direction/Supervision
Karen Murphy Producer
Dean O'Brien Co-producer
Michael Polakow Editor
Kevin Reynolds Screenwriter
Timothy R. Sexton Musical Direction/Supervision
Cynthia Sherman Co-producer
Steve Shewchuk Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Williams Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Cutting Edge
1. Start [7:16]
2. The New Barrel [6:39]
3. Trying Out [8:39]
4. Pick and Puck [5:56]
5. A Partner at Last [7:31]
6. Her Other Partner [6:32]
7. Awkward Revelations [11:07]
8. Foreplay at the Nationals [8:49]
9. "We Are In." [10:27]
10. New Problem, New Move [5:18]
11. Cold on Ice [7:23]
12. What They Need [11:36]

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