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

from the trough.

I'm sorry, buddy. I wouldn't wish this

on a snake. I'm out of here.


Introduction is over.

Conversation finished.

Mouths closed.

Ears to be opened.

Pairs means two.

You have no partner.

You're skating nowhere.

And where are you going?

Oh, back to Siberia?

Skating on small pond

is big excitement.

Believe me, Gretzky...

...I am last person

who's coming to look for you.


We skate.

You are taking her left hand,

and your right hand is at her waist.

Good. The line is beautiful.

Now I am counting a beat.

You push off on four.

Katya will lead.

Hey, hold on.

What's the deal with these...

...claws up front here?

-ls toe pick.

-Toe pick?

Let me guess. It has something

to do with personal hygiene.

-I wouldn't let that get in your way.

-I don't let anything get in my way.

Count it off.

And one and four.

Good. Good. Head up. Yes.

Arms up. Katya, keep in line with him.

Is not race, Katya.

Together. Together.

-What, you shower once a week?

-ls that an invitation?

Douglas, bend knees more.


Hey. Hey.

Oh, shit.

Toe pick.

Katya, lift arms, please.

Go on. Lift arms.

Douglas, please to pick her up.



Pick up.

Okay. Enough.

-We are finish.

-I told you this was ridiculous.

Would you please put me down?

You-- You cretin.

Guess that move needs some work.

What a waste of good ice.


Stare at it long enough, you'll start

to see an Olympic gold medal in there.

Jack Moseley. Sit down.

Sit down, please.

Look, I've spoken with Anton.

First of all, the simple fact

that he brought you out--

You should feel proud.

I mean, we're talking...

...about probably the greatest

judge of skating talent in the world.

Central Soviet Army Sports Club,

Moscow lce Ballet, the works.

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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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