The Cutting Edge (1992). At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see a Kate doing her program and falling when a lift goes bad. Both have fought all their life to get to the Olympics and suddenly the dream has been shattered. The movie then follows a tempermental but talented figure skater Kate through many partners until finally her coach resorts to recruiting a hockey player. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day they finally prepare for Nationals and the Olympics. A romance is budding and their final show could bend or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of an Olympic Gold medal. (Source: IMDb)
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This was the very first Moira Kelly movie I watched. When I was in 4th year high school, a classmate of mine was living with her Aunt's family and once shared that her aunt and her family had this huge collection of VHS tapes. That time we started practicing for the graduation and some afternoons were spent doing nothing, so she decided to bring one and we watched it here in our house, since the school was just walking distance away. One of the movies we watched was this movie, and with a bunch of tweens watching at the comforts of our home, we couldn't help but be emotional about some scenes. The "kilig" factor was really there... some even considered D.B. Sweeney a crush. :) Well, he really is cute, and I was quite impressed that he still looked cute when I watched a few episodes of the TV show "Criminal Minds" where he was a guest (he played the role of a body guard protecting Aaron Hotchner's wife).
Anyway, in the story, Doug Dorsey was supposed to become a big shot hockey player before the injury. In life, we may have set some plans, but there are things that we couldn't control. Some goals we may not achieve, but it doesn't mean we can't be better individuals. In the end, what matters most is how you got up from a fall.
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