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

-You are much bigger than I think.

I'm spending much time

watching video of you...

...Mr. Douglas Dorsey.

You are very exciting skater.

If you're a reporter, you're a little late.

The story's been done.

No. I am coach.

What, you goof on me,

my brother buys you a beer?

What means "goof"?

-Are you the Swede?

-No, I'm Russian.

My name is Anton Pamchenko.

From the Leafs. I can't believe it.

You got my letter.

I'm in the best shape of my life.

I'm like a rock.

I skate five, six hours a night,

speed drills, stick drills, roadwork.

I am not hockey coach.

-What is this?

-Maybe nothing.


You try.

Those are figure skates, pal.

I should've held out for more.

This way.

-You got your own rink.

-We have ice every day.

That's not Spindler.

Where the hell is Spindler?

I thought you said he'd be here.

No. You said Spindler.

This is Dorsey.

Mr. Douglas Dorsey.

Dorsey? Never heard of him.

Douglas is beautiful skater.

You're that hockey player.

How you doing?

-Nice to meet you.

-ls tryout.

Is tryout.

Oh, my God.

-What, my hand?

-What do you do?

Soak them in battery acid?

I know they're rough, but I've never

had any complaints before.

Oh, I'm terribly impressed.

What is this, final stages

of Ukrainian alcohol psychosis?

Who's checking out who here?

I don't know how many shots

you've taken to the brain...

...but this was your audition.

And let me assure you, it's over.

Snow White, I'm no figure skater.

I'm a hockey player.

Then what are you doing here?

Get him out of my building.


-Get him out of my building.


I can think of another word for it.

-ls that what you told him?

-It's a big secret?

-Who do you think you are?

-I know exactly who I am.

A guy who came

a long way for lunch.

Please don't let me keep you

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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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