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Blades of Glory (30-Mar-2007)

Directors: Josh Gordon; Will Speck

Writers: Craig Cox; Jeff Cox; Busy Philipps

Keywords: Sports Comedy, Figure Skating

Two rival Olympic figure skaters banned from competition exploit a loophole to attempt a comeback as a pairs team.

Wild child Chazz Michael Michaels and perfectionist Jimmy McElroy, elite male figure skaters and bitter rivals, break out into a fight at the 2002 Winter Olympics that results in a lifetime ban from Olympic competition. Desperate to compete for a gold medal once more, the two exploit a loophole in the rulebook to return as figure skating's first-ever male pair, charting an unlikely course together in a lowbrow comedy filled with gay stereotypes and sight gags.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Will Arnett
5-May-1970   George Bluth on Arrested Development
Brian Boitano
Figure Skating
22-Oct-1963   What would he do?
Rob Corddry
4-Feb-1971   The Daily Show
Stephanie Courtney
8-Feb-1970   Tom Goes to the Mayor
William Daniels
31-Mar-1927   Voice of K.I.T.T. on Knight Rider
Will Ferrell
16-Jul-1967   Saturday Night Live
William Fichtner
27-Nov-1956   Agent Mahone on Prison Break
Jenna Fischer
7-Mar-1974   Pam Beesly on The Office
Peggy Fleming
Figure Skating
27-Jul-1948   Olympic gold medal winning ice skater
Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skating
26-Jul-1956   Olympic figure skater, gold medal 1976
Scott Hamilton
Figure Skating
28-Aug-1958   Olympic ice skater
Jon Heder
26-Oct-1977   Napoleon Dynamite
Nancy Kerrigan
Figure Skating
13-Oct-1969   Figure skater hit by baton
Romany Malco
18-Nov-1968   Conrad Shepard on Weeds
Craig T. Nelson
4-Apr-1946   Coach Hayden Fox on Coach
Amy Poehler
16-Sep-1971   Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation
Andy Richter
28-Oct-1966   Formerly controlled the universe
Nick Swardson
9-Oct-1976   Male prostitute on Reno 911
Katharine Towne
17-Jul-1978   Evolution
Tom Virtue
19-Nov-1957   Steve Stevens on Even Stevens
Luke Wilson
21-Sep-1971   Owen Wilson's handsome brother


Review by Sabina Ahmatovic (posted on 7-Jul-2007)

Sorry to sound childish but this was a AWSOME movie. I loved it. It had so many hilarious scenes which will always make me laugh everytime I think about it. The skating theme was wonderful, I love skating normally but ice skating is alot more competitive and beautiful. Will Ferall was "the ladies man" and Jon Heder was the clean, pristiene (sorry if I spelt it wrong) little daddies boy. On the final scene with the razor blade I was left on the edge of my seat as Jimmy (Jon Heder) came so close to cutting Chazzes'(Will Ferall) head of. I was frightened to death it was extremely scary. And that is what I thought of the movie. It is a modern day inspiration in the form of comedy.

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