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The Cutting Edge - Gold Medal Edition (1992)

D.B. Sweeney , Moira Kelly , Paul Michael Glaser  |  PG |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (282 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice, Terry O'Quinn, Dwier Brown
  • Directors: Paul Michael Glaser
  • Writers: Tony Gilroy
  • Producers: Cynthia Sherman, Dean O'Brien, Karen Murphy, Robert W. Cort, Ted Field
  • Format: Widescreen, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (282 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,953 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Cutting Edge - Gold Medal Edition" on IMDb

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  • The Cutting Edge Reflections
  • Sneek peek at The Cutting Edge 2

Editorial Reviews

Moira Kelly (Dangerous Beauty, "The West Wing") and D. B. Sweeney (Roommates, Memphis Belle) star as polar opposites who unite on the ice for a shot at Olympic gold in this inspirational romantic comedy from acclaimed director Paul M. Glaser (The Running Man). Brimming with wit, charm and plenty of breathtaking sports action, The Cutting Edge is a real winner!

She's a rich and refined pairs figure skater whose prima donna attitude has her skating solo. He's a brash, blue-collar hockey champion with a new injury and no future. With nothing in common but their dream of reaching the Olympics, Kate and Doug are each other's last resort. Reluctantly, they join forces, but its not long before the barbs – and sparks – start flying as the unlikely pair skate towards the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance at a medal...and a chance at love.

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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5.9, 5.9, 5.8, 5.8, 5.7, 5.8... August 12, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This is a charming, if somewhat predictable, movie. With wonderful performances by the sexy D.B. Sweeney and the lovely Moira Kelly, two very underrated actors, this movie will keep the viewer entertained. The story revolves around two athletes. One is a top notch, Olympic level, ice hockey player, who sees his potential professional career go down the tubes, when he is injured during the Olympics. The other is the female half of a pairs figure skating team, who choked during the Olympics, ending their quest for the gold.
Both are not doing well after their own personal waterloo. He is now playing with amatuer teams, as his injury precludes him from going pro. She, a total prima donna, is busy, going through one skating partner after another with no success. Her coach, knowing that the ex hockey player has a lot of skating talent, contacts him in hopes that maybe he will be the one that will be able to work with his temperamental Olympic hopeful. He agrees and goes to work on learning the niceties of figure skating. She goes to work on learning to get along with him. Together, they are working towards earning an Olympic Gold medal.
There are some delightfully funny and heartwarming scenes in this film. Probably the funniest is the toe pick scene. When you see the film, you will know what I mean. While there is some hockey and figure skating action in this film, it is really not a movie about either sport. It is essentially a romantic comedy that is delightfully directed by Paul Michael Glaser. All in all, it is a very enjoyable film and well worth watching.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cutting Edge March 22, 2008
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A very temperamental Kate Mosley has dreams of being a skating champion who has scared off many potential partners. Douglas Dorsey has dreams of being a professional hockey player. When an unfortunate accident impairs his vision, and he is no longer able to compete at the professional level, his dream is altered forever. Doug and Kate are paired together toward a new dream.

This is a charming romantic movie. DB Sweeney and Moira Kelly have good on screen chemistry, and the skating is well done.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Moira Kelly (Dangerous Beauty, "The West Wing") and D. B. Sweeney (Roommates, Memphis Belle) star as polar opposites who unite on the ice for a shot at Olympic gold in this inspirational romantic comedy from acclaimed director Paul M. Glaser (The Running Man).

To this day, when it comes to films about figure skating and capturing the essence of training and competition, the 1992 film "The Cutting Edge" is considered by fans of the sport to be one of the better films to showcase the sport.

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser (the actor known for his classic role in "Starsky and Hutch" and director of episodes of "Miami Vice" and Las Vegas and the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "The Running Man") and written by Tony Gilroy (The "Bourne" trilogy, "Michael Clayton", "Duplicity"), "The Cutting Edge" was a cutting edge film at the time.

Featuring innovative ways to film figure skating, the film would star D.B. Sweeney ("Spawn", "Memphis Belle", "Fire in the Sky"), Moira Kelly ("Chaplin", "One Tree Hill", "The West Wing"), Roy Dotrice ("Amadeus", "Beauty and the Beast", "Hellboy II: The Golden Army") and Terry O'Quinn ("Lost", "The X Files", "The Step Father", "Primal Fear").


"The Cutting Edge" is presented in 1080p High Definition (widescreen 1:85:1). Like many films from the late '80s to early '90s, picture quality for many catalog films on Blu-ray are unfortunately not in the best shape. "The Cutting Edge" shows signs of age and definitely has a strong mixture of grain and noise.

Granted, picture quality for the film is more likely better compared to its DVD and VHS counterpart, certain scenes with red and blues actually do pop onscreen due to the sharpness but for the most part, picture quality is good.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cutting Edge is a Cut Above January 15, 2007
A working class Olympic hockey star is looking to turn pro when he gets a body slam that costs him peripheral vision and the chance to play in the big leagues. Enter a frosty, WASPy figure skater from Connecticut who has every thing she wants except a partner. She doesn't like them, or they cannot stand her.

Her desperate Russian coach finds the hockey player who has the strength, stamina and spirit to skate with her, but he takes an instant dislike to her spoiled disposition and condescending temperament. The coach is convinced that both are partners who can bring home the elusive Olympic gold in figure-skating. The sparks fly.

The chemistry between D. B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly is instantaneous. Their evolution to a skating pair is filled with competition between them at every turn. The on-screen tension between the two build as the Nationals and Olympics draw nearer. (It doesn't hurt that Moira Kelly is actually an accomplished skater.)

Sorry! You'll have to see the DVD because my narrative ends here. You will enjoy this drama-comedy of budding romance unless you don't have a romantic lace in your ice skates.

There is no language or skin, but it is a story for mid-teen to adult. This is light fare that is well-acted with a good script. It is thoroughly enjoyable, and worth the purchase.

My recommendations? Don't miss. Buy, don't sell.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars For my grandson!
I bought this for my grandson as he is really into hockey. He loved the film and who wouldn't? It makes you excited and proud to be American. Recommend it for people do all ages.
Published 11 days ago by Sandra Otero
5.0 out of 5 stars Always one of my favorites.
A favorite of me and my kids. With this the year of the Olympics, I wanted to share it with my my grandkids are fans too.
Published 13 days ago by Margaret Hardie
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies ever
I needed it on VHS because at the time I had a VCR and not a DVD. I've since bought it on DVD. I love this movie. :)
Published 18 days ago by cj
4.0 out of 5 stars Intrinsic motivation
I am choosing this movie as an assignment for my psychology class. It is with a good sense of humour and clearly depicts the internal drive to achieve one's dream.
Published 18 days ago by Elena Gregoria Chai
5.0 out of 5 stars easy and restfull to view
Good fun, actors play off each other well. Some great lines and Sweeney is a better actor than I knew. I am surprised that Kelly and Sweeney have not gone further than they have.
Published 21 days ago by D. L. Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars So happy with this movie!!
I love this movie and I was looking for it long time ago so I'm so happy with the blu ray
Published 26 days ago by Ana R
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably pirated
I have a hunch this is a pirated copy. The quality is so low. I will be looking into this and I will seek corrective action.
Published 28 days ago by Adam A. Guerrero
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!
Great comedy/romantic story that draws you in to two different worlds coming together as one. A movie you will want to watch over and over again!
Published 29 days ago by Debby Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars a true classic
You can't go wrong with this movie, funny, charming and sweet.

Great movie to watch during the Winter Olympics

Check it out!
Published 1 month ago by Debbie J. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick
I ordered this movie and next thing you know it was already on my doorstep! One of my favorite sport/romcom flicks!
Published 1 month ago by Amanda Dabbenigno
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