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The Cutting Edge - Going for the Gold (2006)

Christy Carlson Romano , Ross Thomas  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Christy Carlson Romano, Ross Thomas
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,625 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Cutting Edge - Going for the Gold" on IMDb

Special Features

  • "Beyond the Ice" featurette
  • Movie montage with music performed by Christy Carlson Romano
  • Animated photo gallery

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

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

Customer Reviews

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cutting Edge - Going for the Gold June 18, 2006
Ross Thomas lights up the film with a brio and zest not often seen. He nails the transition from a boyish inline skater to a figure skater of maturity and spunk. While the theme is similar to the original "Cutting Edge" they are not truly comparable.

Both leads use their eyes to startling effect and I found some of the scenes mesmerizingly haunting. This is a movie that makes you fall in love with the lovers. I've watched it multiple times and I'm still finding nuances in it.

I highly recommend this film.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2.0 from this judge. Fails to medal March 13, 2006
I was extremely disappointed in this movie both as a skater and a fan of "The Cutting Edge." The first negative was believability; #1 took place at the Albertville Games, but here Kate and Doug are middle-aged parents of Olympic hopeful Jackie. They didn't even bother to cast the original actors (the extremely likable and photogenic Moira Kelly and DB Sweeney) and TRY to make them up to look older; we get Scott Thompson Baker, the wooden-faced soap opera actor, as the dad. Strike 2.

The producers didn't do their homework either. While it's true that many skaters do turn to pairs because of the increased emphasis on jumps, their presentation of having Jackie and Alex break new ground by doing side-by-side triples is absurd. Pair skaters have not only done triples in their programs for the last quarter century, they're a *necessity* for any world class pair team now. Some teams are even attempting throw quadruple jumps. Hollywood, do your homework if you're going to do a movie aimed at figure skating fans! Strike 3. And, like their parents, Jackie and Alex do a move invented for the camera: the overhead throw twist while Alex does a triple toe loop jump beneath. Pretty, but not possible.

One of the worst parts for me was having Alex continually sleep with his old girlfriend although he's supposed to be in love with Jackie. He comes off looking like a jerk instead of a real hero, and Jackie just smiles and takes him back. (Doesn't anybody in the movies worry about AIDS, STDs, or fidelity anymore) Big strike 4.

The movie has its moments, but it's nowhere near as fun as the original. Cutting Edge was so much fun we could suspend belief (hockey player becoming a world class skater so fast, the secret weapon move that's in reality impossible) but #2 doesn't deliver. If there's a III, get it right this time. Only two stars.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it... June 21, 2006
By Pixx
As a quick response to offset all the bad reviews, I'd just like to say that I enjoyed it very much. I didn't think the actors were bad at all. Maybe it wasn't as good as the original, but what movie is? If it's lacking in some things, it's not enough to ruin the entire film as many people seem to think. Personally, I thought it was a cute and highly entertaining movie, and I'll stick with that opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie if you aren't a skating fanatic February 13, 2007
By Jess
I saw a lot of negative feedback when I was looking to buy this movie. I'll be the first to admit, I don't watch figure skating. I rented this because I was in the mood for a "chick flick". To me, the skating was good, and the story off the ice was even better. There is a chemistry between the two main characters. This movie made me happy when things were going well and sad for them when they weren't. Any movie that makes you feel (well anything other than revolusion) is worth seeing atleast once, and despite the reviews, I will be adding this movie to my collection.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Like most sequels, subpar for the course May 7, 2006
By J. Lin
I liked the Cutting Edge so I thought I would watch this when it came up on the Family channel right after the original. The story is basically the same - two mismatched skaters pair up to try for Olympic pairs skating gold, fight a scrap and eventually fall in love, a sort of Taming of the Shrew on ice. Unfortunately, seeing one after the other allows the two to be compared and the sequel does not match the original. The first Cutting Edge had much better and snappier dialogue (Doug to Kate: "So what do you do for fun, polish your knife collection?", not to mention "Toepick!"), better acting and more interesting subsidiary characters. Both movies are pretty much by the numbers in terms of plot, but the acting and chemistry between Moira Kelly and DB Sweeney somehow made it more believable. Also, if the second movie is supposed to be a sequel to the first you would have thought they might have paid some attention to the first, i.e. watched it at least once. For example, in the original, the climactic scene is the finals of the Olympics, and Kate is wearing a black dress, whereas in the sequel they show a photo of them supposedly on the victory platform and she is wearing a red dress. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy! As a final comment, the original was a theatrical release back in 1992, the producers of the sequel had so little faith in it that it was direct to DVD, which just about sums it up.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not bad March 19, 2006
This movie was OK as entertainment goes - I liked the idea of in-line skater goes ice - and the idea was a good one it could have been better. I feel they should have added more acrobatic type moves to incorporate the in-line skater talent a little more.

I was also dissapointed that they did'nt get the original people to play the parents.I feel that Moira Kelly and DB Sweeney would have been able to incorporate their own interpretations of their characters(I thought she had softened a bit) and made it more believable as a sequile. I also feel that there should have been more loving play and sparring between them as parents than there was, as well as support for their daughter. They were made out to be a stiff dull father and an over worrying mother. I don't feel that the original characters would have turned out like that, and I feel that although the daughter would be demanding, she wouldn't be stuck up.

I also didnt like the wishy-washy back and forth with Alex's ex girlfriend. It didn't take him long to go running back to her, even though they were supposedly a done deal. Once was enough.
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