Christy Carlson Romano (TV's "Kim Possible" and "Cadet Kelly") stars as the daughter of the original skaters from the hit film The Cutting Edge. Young, beautiful and a driven figure skater, she is reluctantly teamed up with a handsome but aimless inline skater to begin training for Olympics pairs figure skating. As they train for the Olympics, neither of them will admit their need for their professional relationship to work. Nor will they admit their growing feelings for each other.
Also known as The Cutting Edge 2
, Going for the Gold
is both a sequel to and a remake of the 1992 film with Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney. After their skating careers came to an end, Kate and Doug opened a rink. In addition, he became a sports commentator and she became a coach. Jackie (Christy Carlson Romano, Even Stevens
, Kim Possible
) is their daughter. Like her parents, she's a figure skater, but an injury forces her to turn to pairs. In the meantime, her parents encourage her to take a vacation. While in California, she meets talented surfer/in-line skater Alex (Ross Thomas), who takes a more "extreme sports" approach to life. The uptight Jackie and laid-back Alex hit it off at first, but their romance quickly fizzles (Doug was a hockey player in the original Cutting Edge
). Jackie returns home to start looking for a pairs partner. When Alex hears the news, just as a lucrative endorsement deal has fallen through, he travels to Connecticut to audition. Turns out, he's just as good on the ice as on the asphalt (and in the ocean). A partnership is born. Of course, the two bicker at first--plus Alex has a girlfriend--but as they learn to skate together, true love inevitably blooms. Featuring Olympic gold medallist Oksana Baiul as a skating analyst and Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars
) as one of Alex's surfing buddies. --Kathleen C. Fennessy