The Cutting Edge - 1992
The Cutting Edge directed by Paul Michael Glaser is right up there among the best figure skater and hockey player movies. The sports romantic comedy film was released on March 27, 1992.
D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly are in the lead roles in the film. The movie portrays the story of a wealthy and spoiled figure skater competing in figure skating at the Olympics with an injured ice hockey player.
Kate Moseley (played by Kelly) is shown as a world-class figure skater, who represented the United States in pairs at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Kate is a talented skater but is impossible to work with as she has been spoiled for many years by her wealthy widowed father Jack.
Sweeney has played the role of Doug Dorsey, who is the captain of the US ice hockey team at the same Winter Olympics. Dorsey and Kate clashed in the hallway of the arena minutes before the match.
Doug suffers a head injury during the game. The injury permanently damages his peripheral vision. He becomes unable to play in the NHL and is forced to retire from ice hockey.
During Moseley's event, her partner unintentionally drops her during the program. As such, Kate's chance for a gold medal also goes away.
All the potential skating partners of Kate leave her because of her her attitude and perfectionism while training for the 1992 Winter Olympics. Anton Pamchenko, Kate's Russian coach is a spoiled and hard-nosed outsider and she is looking for his replacement.
Anton follows Dorsey to his hometown in Minnesota. He works in a steel mill and also plays bar league hockey. Dorsey agrees to work as Kate's partner as he is desperate for another chance at Olympic glory.
Kate's attitude quickly becomes annoying and the initial practices go awful against each other. Eventually, the sports partners develop mutual respect as both of them strive to outdo each other in their work ethic.
Luckily, Dorsey and Kate qualify for the Olympic team. Kate reveals that she has broken off her engagement to wealthy investor Hale Forrest after a drunken night of celebration and shows her attraction to Dorsey.
What will happen next? Will their attraction stop them from winning the gold medal? You will get the answers after watching the movie. For those wondering where to watch The Cutting Edge, you can watch it on Prime Video.