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Blades of Courage (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, Sport | TV Movie
Lori, a young skater, fights her way into Olympic training. Her coach seduces her with the lure of national acclaim but she overcomes the stresses that face all teenagers and takes victory on her own terms.

Director:

Randy Bradshaw

Writers:

Suzette Couture, Ann MacNaughton (story editor) (as Ann Macnaughton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christianne Hirt ... Lori Laroche
Colm Feore ... Bruce Gainor
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Carla Laroche
Patricia Hamilton ... Anna Petrie
Cec Linder ... Stuart Carmody
Tom Butler ... Ron Laroche
Stuart Hughes ... David Frye
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Phil Whittal
Wanda Cannon ... Betty Widmer
Elizabeth Lennie Elizabeth Lennie ... Sue Eickart
Stephen Marshall Stephen Marshall ... Donny Hackett
Shelley Owens ... Tara Lynn (as Shelley-Lynn Owens)
Alyson Court ... Kyra Laroche
Jim Jones Jim Jones ... Paul Madden
Ondine Hayes Ondine Hayes
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Lori makes her way to Olympic training camp, only to be seduced by her unscrupulous coach. Having succumbed to the pressures of training, her coach and the media, she rises to the occasion and fights back, taking victory on her own terms. Written by Fryingham

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She wants Olympic Gold. He wants her innocence. She'll have to fight for both.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13

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Fun for fans and newcomers alike
18 January 2002 | by Carmo-2See all my reviews

Many viewers will recognize some of the names in the cast list of this picture: Stuart Hughes, Alyson Court, and of course the irrepressible Rosemary Dunsmore. With a cast like that, one suspects we're in for a real treat.

Prepare to be bitterly disappointed.

The plot is what lets you down. Skating is not just about passion, it is about beauty, art, poetry. This movie seems to be saying: if your passion burns strong enough, its fire can melt the heart and soul of skating. That's exactly what happens - there is no longer any heart.

Is that really what we want to tell the world about skating?


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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Skate! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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