The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold

Synopsis: Jackie Dorsey is the daughter of 1992 Winter Olympics Gold medalists Kate Moseley and Doug Dorsey. She grows up with ambitions of winning her own Olympic gold but that ambition seems to come to an end when she has a career threatening injury. Enter Alex Harrison as her new pairs skate partner and a new chance at Olympic Gold. But can they set aside their stubbornness long enough to actually win the game?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sean McNamara
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
98 min

It's been a day of disappointment... the U.S. Women's Figure

Skating Championship.

Jacqueline Dorsey should easily

repeat last year's victory.

Well, let's not get too

far ahead of ourselves...

...because as we've already seen

here today, anything can happen.

Okay, now, listen to me.

I don't want you to push it.

Take out everything but the first triple.

Doubles will win this.

-And the spin at the transition.


It is not a required element.

You can't push it.

The most important thing

is to skate a clean program.

No. The most important thing

is to win.

-And that is why--


It's not worth winning

if you don't have to fight for it.

I think you were the one

who taught me that.

Well, who knew you ever listened?

Do me a favour...

...just try to come back without

too much ice on your butt, okay?

As of now, it's hers to lose.

Well, I'm glad you said it, Oksana,

because I think...

...her best skating is still to come.

And that, friends,

is straight from her father's mouth.

Ladies and gentlemen, on the ice:

Two-time U.S. singles champion

Jackie Dorsey.

She usually begins her routine

with her most difficult element:

The triple axel.

And she nailed it.

Now she's lining up

for her first double combination.

Unbelievable. She replaced it

with a triple-triple combination.

She is not just beating this

competition, she is destroying it.

Just one more jump in her program

and she's home free.

-Why isn't she getting up?

-I think she's really hurt.

Ladies and gentlemen,

please stay in your seats.

Get back.

Please remain seated.

As I suspected, the fracture

was to both bones in the lower leg.

I wouldn't worry.

Though the break was complicated,

you should be up...

-...and walking around in no time.

-That's not what I asked you.

Let's just take it one step at a time,

okay, honey?

You have to walk

before you can glide.

Don't care about walking.

Next year is an Olympic year.

And I am not retiring.

-Tell them.

-Nobody said anything about retiring.

I've done everything I can do,


-The rest is up to you.


Then we should have nothing

to worry about.

Good. Now keep your head up

and really, really lift off this time.


-Better? That was amazing.

For a double, it was okay.

But for a triple, it sucked.

Jackie, the fact

that after only four months... can even hit

a double is amazing.

Doubles are meaningless.

This isn't pairs.

In hockey they'd call her

for high-sticking.

Believe me, what I wouldn't give

for a whistle and a penalty box.

All right, let's go again.


-Are you all right?

-Not a word.

You cannot keep pushing yourself

like this.

If you don't like it,

you don't have to watch.

Why are you always

so damn stubborn?

Because I take after my father.

I suppose that accounts

for the sweet disposition also.

No. That's all Mom.

I know you don't wanna talk

about this...

-...but what if you can't ever--?

-Right, I don't wanna talk about that.

All I'm asking is that you take

some time off, all right? Rest.

Don't think about skating for a while.

See if there's something more to life.

Nice. Especially coming from you,

who built this multi-rinked palace.



And I don't want any of your

hockey goons messing up my ice.

Hey, those hockey goons

are helping to pay for this ice.

-She'll never go.

-She'll go.


Where the hell are my skates?

-Good workout?


The gym was a total joke.

Then I tried to do some laps--

Vacation, Jack.

Muscles are supposed to atrophy.

Just look at Elisa. Her butt

was rock hard before we got here.

Listen, guys, I'm sorry

if I've been kind of a b*tch lately.

Oh, come on, I've been horrible.

Oh, we know. I was just shocked

that you said " kind of" when it's....

Yeah, pretty much been full-on.

But it's okay. We know

what you've been going through.

Plus, we said terrible things

behind your back.

So it's just like junior nationals

all over again.

I am still bitter.

Can I get you ladies anything?

You're that skating girl, aren't you?

Yes, "Skating Girl."

That's my superhero name.

I don't watch a whole lot of skating,

but even I saw you wipe out.

Man, that had to hurt.

They showed that, like, all the time.

Yeah, it's my own

personal agony of defeat.


-So, what are you doing... that you're retired?

-I'm not retired.

-Hey, Sparky...

...why don't you bring us

another round...

...with an extra splash of tact

this time.


Boy, pose for the cover

of one Wheaties box, you know?

-I'm getting out of here.

-Come on, Jackie. Come on.

No, just let her go.

I think she just needs to be alone.

Yeah, it's not all she needs.

Of course, I'm too much of a lady

to say what.

No, you're not.

True. Sad but true.

Thank you.

You gotta get out there, man.

It's nice and tight

with just a little curve.

We got a little bit of that

around here too.

-Oh, yeah? What's the story?

-I don't know.

-Anybody try?

-Shot down three of our finest.

She's a lot tougher

than she looks, man.

-You going in?


I think I'll let her come to me.


-I wouldn't go out there if I were you.

-Really? And why not?

Well, it's kind of rough.

-You didn't seem to have a problem.

-There's an undertow.

I think I can handle it.

It looked like your top

was about to come undone.


Will you give that back?

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Dan Berendsen

Daniel "Dan" Berendsen is an American producer, and screenwriter, best known as the co-writer of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, and the writer of Hannah Montana: The Movie and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. He also was one of the writers, developers and executive producers of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. According to Berendsen had written the script for an ABC Family Original Movie in development, based on the book series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. It was later announced that the movie had been developed into a TV series and was picked up for 10 episodes and is set to premiere on June 14, 2011. Berendsen is now credited as developer and showrunner/executive producer of the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy. more…

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