The Cutting Edge

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Director(s): Paul Michael Glaser
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

-I got a game.

-Hi, Dougie.

-It's Friday night.

-Make me a sandwich.

-I need a hand.

-I need a sandwich.

Dougie, wait a minute.

Doug, I got no place else to go.

You're my brother,

not my boss, okay?

Douglas, I'm not asking you,

I'm telling you.

Will you get off my back?

I'm no bartender. Get used to it.

What the hell's that mean?

What makes you so special?

You're playing

in a goddamn bar league.

Hey, Walt, at least I'm playing.

Hey. Your 23rd letter arrived today.

Detroit Red Wings.

It's over, little brother.

Everybody knows it but you.

-Give me that.

-"Doug, sorry about the eye.

-Next time you're in town...

-Give me that letter.

-...we'll buy you a ticket."

-Give me that goddamn letter!.

What are you gonna do?

You gonna fight me?

Are you gonna fight the world?


Well, put me on the list, pal.

Come on, let's go.

You want something to eat,

make it yourself.

All right, Kate. Enough.

Lovely. Let's do it again.

Do we or do we not

have eight minutes left?

Enough for today.

Perhaps you are wanting

to take shower, da?

All right.

What he needs

is a ride to the airport.

I've got laundry that

can skate better than that.

He lasted a month.

You should've been making

her singles skater.

So where do we go from here?

Two years, eight partners.

This one too small.

That one too big. Too loud.

Too much sweat. Not enough sweat.

Jack, she is tremendous skater.

Everyone is saying this.

Petite. Powerful. Intelligent.

But always is coming the big B.

What a bitch.

-What about Spindler?


Spindler say

before he skate with her...

...he wear garlic from neck

and sleep with cross.

Who is left?

I am....

I am at bottom of barrel.

Then you find another barrel.

You are bigger than I think.


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Tony Gilroy

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films, and directed the fourth film of the franchise. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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