“The Cutting Edge” quotes

Movie The Cutting Edge
Paul Michael Glaser directed this movie in 1992
Title The Cutting Edge
Year 1992
Director Paul Michael Glaser
Genre Drama, Romance, Sport
Plot – Doug Dorsey was not simply a hockey player: he was tough, he was a champion, he was on the national Olympic team, he was one that considered hockey a true sport and ice figure skating a hobby for girls. Then a bad accident gave him eyesight problems and his career was over. After recovering from this bad moment, he has three alternatives: to become a bartender, to return to the factory from which he had fled thanks to hockey, or to carry on skating but in a different environment, teaming up with the figure ice skating champion and train for the Olympics. The choice is inevitable. Her name is Kate Mosely: she is rich, spoiled, an excellent skater and a cute girl, but she has also always been a nightmare for her partners. Training starts on a negative note, but slowly the two manage to build mutual understanding, a harmony that will bring them to a triumphal gold medal. D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly are the two main characters and they are a fun couple. The fact that after the initial quarreling they end up in love and win the Olympic gold medal is quite a cliché.
All actors – D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice, Terry O'Quinn, Dwier Brown, Chris Benson, Kevin Peeks, Barry Flatman, Rachelle Ottley, Steve Sears, Nahanni Johnstone, Michael Hogan
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  • “- Kate Moseley: If you're so bored, why don't you read?
    - Doug Dorsey: What, you mean like a book?
    - Kate Moseley: That is a traditionally accepted format, yes.”

    Moira Kelly - Kate Moseley
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
  • “- Kate Moseley: What was the last book you read? You were in college?
    - Doug Dorsey: The last thing I read in college was the letter canceling my scholarship when I couldn't play anymore.
    - Kate Moseley: Okay, high school.
    - Doug Dorsey: I was a hockey player. The only thing I had to read was a scoreboard.”

    Moira Kelly - Kate Moseley
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
    [Tag:books, reading]
  • “I'm sure there's nothing I do that you'd find exciting. I don't open beer bottles with my toes, I don't sit around and count what's left of my teeth, hey, I don't even enjoy a good tractor pull. It's been a limited existence, but I've gotten used to it.”
    Moira Kelly - Kate Moseley
  • “- Doctor: You got a blind side, Doug. It's a permanent condition.
    - Doug Dorsey: So there's an operation, right?
    - Doctor: I'm afraid not.
    - Doug Dorsey: Some micro-laser thing. You open me up and...
    - Doctor: Doug, I've specialized in ophthalmic surgery for over 15 years.
    - Doug Dorsey: Okay, you don't do it, but somebody, somewhere, down in...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Michael Hogan - Doctor
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
    [Tag:disease, eyes]
  • “- Kate Moseley: Hale at the moment is working in my father's London office, he's an MBA, Harvard. You might have heard of it. They do have a hockey team.
    - Doug Dorsey: He must be a very smart guy.
    - Anton Pamchenko: First positions, please.
    - Doug Dorsey: Bet you look pretty good from a few thousand miles away.”

    Moira Kelly - Kate Moseley
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
    Roy Dotrice - Anton Pamchenko
  • “- Doug Dorsey: I was gonna tell you, that book you gave me, it's pretty good.
    - Kate Mosley: Really. Using it as a doorstop, or a coaster?”

    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
    Moira Kelly - Kate Moseley
  • “- Hale Forrest: I understand you've been giving Kate a rough time.
    - Doug Dorsey: You know Kate.
    - Hale Forrest: Yes, I do. And I don't like to see her upset.
    - Doug Dorsey: If I was you, I'd invest in blindfolds.”

    Dwier Brown - Hale Forrest
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
  • “Don't say we are not right for each other, for the way I see it we might not be right for anybody else.”
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
  • “Hey, there's only two things I do well, sweetheart, and skating's the other one!”
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
  • “It can't be any harder to stay together than it was to stay apart.”
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey
  • “- Kate Moseley: You are an immature asshole of the lowest order.
    - Doug Dorsey: If it was forty below and that button meant the difference between a long satisfying life and a cold horrible death from hypothermia, I still wouldn't give you the satisfaction!”

    Moira Kelly - Kate Moseley
    D.B. Sweeney - Doug Dorsey