Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in love with a handsome young man named Nick who (with help from her family) helps her to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams.
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I saw this movie in 1978 when it premiered...and fell in love with it. I have since had the movie on Beta, VHS, and now DVD. I also have had the soundtrack on cassette and CD. This is one of my "feel good movies" that I pull out when I'm feeling a little down and want to escape for a few hours and return to a time in my life when things were much easier and less hectic. As an aside, if you're an "Everybody Loves Raymond" fan, the song, "Through the Eyes of Love" was the song that Debra would sit and listen to and have a good cry over. I know that's what I do!This is still one of the best ice skating movies out there.
Who can forget this classic tear jerker? A teenager from the sticks is bound for the Olympics when tragedy stops the dream and only determination can win it back. Robbie Benson is a confused college dropout who knows as little about love as he does about life. Alexis Winston is a young woman with extraordinary natural talent and dream to skate in the Olympics but filled with fear and confusion at the price success demands. Her father is an embittered widower who lives in the past and holds tight onto his daughter with two hands. The local skating rink is owned by Lexie's coach who was once a promising young skater but is now relegated to being the town's wacky character. When things are going well, this quartet of dysfunctional people repeatedly hurt each other and themselves. But when tragedy strikes they band together with one goal in mind. Can they do it? You bet! When my niece became interested in figure skating I rushed out and ordered this remembering it as a sweet story of love and skating and overcoming adversity. However, after reviewing it I have to admit that I think it will be years before she will be ready to deal with some of the adult language and situations presented in this drama.
I was about 13 when I first saw this movie. Now I am 35 and just saw it again on HBO. I immediatly ordered this movie for my 12 yr. old daughter. It's a movie every young girl will love. I had forotten how lovely Lynn-Holly was and the movie brought back my boyhood crush. Her acting was good but her skating was even better as she did all the skating for the movie herself. Robby Benson played the roll to his best and as an actor never received the recognition he deserved. Tom Skeritt (Top Gun) also stars in this movie and also played his part well. As a father, I recommend this movie to other fathers who have young daughters. This movie is very appropriate for young eyes and gives a positive message to our children. See this movie and you will understand what I mean.
A wonderful film about a figure skater who endures several tragic events and the hockey player who brings hope and love back into her life. Highly recommended for anyone who loves skating or just good storytelling. Add a star if you skate yourself!!!
This review is from: Ice Castles (DVD) love love love his movie love the song i used it for my wedding song great story love this movie
This review is from: Ice Castles (DVD) A movie not very true to the real world of figure skating. ... but many a teenage girl will love it. Starring lynn Holly Johnson and Bobby Benson ( the voice of Beast n the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.) Story of a young girl with dreams of going to the Olympics only to have a terrible accident and going blind... but this she over comes with the love and help of her boyfriend and ends up triumphing through it all.it is not perfect, but an okay movie. If you are looking for reality this is not it
This review is from: Ice Castles (DVD) Seriously. It's a good movie that even sensitive guys can enjoy.
This is on of the few ice skating movies out there! It starts in Iowa I believe,"Nick, what are you doing here!" "Beats the heck out of me!" with snow and ice, Lexi is trying to get to her first ice skating competition,"Come into the corner, the circles arent good enough!" Beaulah trains her, her dad won't let her go. Bealauh convices the dad to let her go!-Bealuah--"I won the regionals" dad---"25 years ago!" bealah--"Your killing her,... your gonna hold her so tight your gonna suffocate her!" and does very well, catching the eye of a coach, who grooms her for the olympics. She starts winning every competition, and gets cocky and cheats on her boyfriend Nick, then right before the olympics she crashes trying to do a triple because her coach told her not to, Lexi was mad and jumped too high and is blinded in the crash. She becomes an invalent"Your just like the rest of us, another darned invalent!" Her friend Beaulah tries to bring her back, her dad cant understand why Lexi is in her shell and Bealuh says to Him "You.......sittin out there, holdin on the her like some darn doll!" "she says what's the point in her graduating from high school and thats the least she can do, she can at least graduate from high school!" Bealah----"Why!" dad----"Oh your a great galdarn help Bee! EVERYBODY'S GOTTA DO IT JUST once in her life, well she did it just once!" Bealah--DON'T YOU START UP with me Marcus Winston don't you dare start up with me!" and she comes back and skates one more performance blind, but the crowd does'nt know, they throw flowers and she doesnt see them during her victory skate, "Lex! The flowers!" and she crashes. now the crowd knows she's blind, and they cheer and applaud. The skating routines are very good, and even if your not Scott Hamilton, you could really get something from her skating.Buy this one!Thank you Amazon!
This review is from: Ice Castles (DVD) I got this movie for my good friend, she loves this movie, and really enjoys the ending. She doesn't like so much the cussing parts but she still enjoys it so much. She was very happy i got it for her. Thanks Wally.....
I have been enchanted by Lynn-Holly Johnson's bubbly personality and amiable charm ever since I saw her skate across the ice rink in the 1981 James Bond movie FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. While the majority of Bond fans seem to dismiss her role as an oversexed, yet naive ice skater as nothing more than simple eye candy, I thought she delivered an incredible performance and was one of the most attractive of all the Bond women.So, perhaps it is no surprise that I love the movie ICE CASTLES (made three years before she became a Bond girl), what is a surprise is that it took me almost 30 years to see it. So, when it appeared under my Lynn-Holly Johnson TiVo wish-list I set it to record knowing only that it features Johnson in a lead role and involved ice skating. Yet, over an hour into sitting down to watch it I was once again entranced by Johnson and the unfolding human drama and hoping the movie would never end.Yes, I am a sucker for tear-jerkers, especially when they tug so forcibly at the emotions. I expected to enjoy Johnson's performance, what I was not expecting was to get so caught up in the story. Johnson plays Alexis `Lexie' Winston, a promising 16-year-old ice skater, living in Iowa (which as an aside provided extra interest for me, having lived there as an exchange student.) Trained initially by small-time trainer Beulah (played by Colleen Dewhurst), Lexis jumps at the chance to take her dream of skating glory to the next level by accepting a coaching offer from world-renowned trainer Deborah Mackland (Jennifer Warren.) That is until an emotional Lexie takes to a late unsupervised ice skating session that results in an accident that leaves her blind.It is the second half of the movie where this feature really shines and shows true courage (along with its leading character.) It would have been so easy for the movie to have taken a `Lifetime' movie spin of showing a character dealing with shattered dreams and adjusting to her blindness. And at first it seems that the movie might go this route. But instead we see the courage of her family and boyfriend Nick (played by 1970s heartthrob Robbie Benson) in helping her get back on the ice and deal with her handicap determined to prove that she can still compete. Featuring the Oscar-nominated theme song "Through the Eyes of Love" by former James Bond composer Marvin Hamlisch (1977s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME) and Carole Bayer Sager, ICE CASTLES is solid entertainment and very easy to recommend. In addition to those actors already mentioned this movie also features Tom Skeritt in an outstanding performance as Lexie's over-protective father. I have to agree with the other reviewer who notes that this movie is one that even a guy can enjoy - I did, immensely.Another ice skating movie that is well worth checking out is THE CUTTING EDGE.
This review is from: Ice Castles (DVD) So happy to have found this old classic movie that I loved from a little girl, thanks Amazon.
if you've loved the original you're sure to hate the remake. i don'tknow why Hollywood wants to make remakes such as this because it'sobviously never going to live up to the original. the original is a lot more racey and real but it's got heart and souland the remake has nothing. it's just a carbon wannabee copy thatdoesn't even come close!the acting and especially chemistry is so stale - that you just want towalk away and go to the kitchen and get food or do something else. i'ma figure skater and i know the passion of real skating and this doesn'teven come close!stop Hollywood trying to do these remakes and hire writers like me thatcreate new and original material that won't compare to it's formerglory!
I saw this movie when I was 10 and I loved it I own a copy of it. Its about a couple Lexi and Nick. Lexi dreams of being a olympic Skater and just when she finally does a accident blinds her and she loses her self confidence and becomes angry and frustrated. But she finally gets the self confidence to get back out there and skate blind. And I think that is amazing for a person who cant see to do something so remarkable as skate that amazes me.
Although I loved the movie's positive messages of triumph, I had a hard time with the fact that Lexie was only 16, yet was romantically involved with the newscaster,Brian, who was obviously in his twenties or more, and also with Nick who was college-age. This constitutes statutory rape, and I don't think that aspect of the movie is a positive influence on an impressionable young girl at all.I mean, this is the kind of movie today that draws all kinds of criticism for it's politically charged content. Imagine that movie coming out today!!Back when I watched it 25 years ago, the statutory rape thing was not an issue like it is today, but it is a very real problem. Because of this, I don't know if I would let my teen daughter watch it. I may, but preface it with, "Now, this part is wrong, but just get the good messages out of it"....but that seems somewhat hypocritical. So at this point, I am undecided.
I was excited when my Niece mentioned she wanted this movie, because years ago I watched it and thought it was a wonderful movie that anyone would enjoy watching over and over again. the fact that I was able to get it from Amazon was terrific.
"Ice Castles" is the type of movie that isn't made much by Hollywood anymore (the one exception I can think of off the top of my head is "Awakenings"). The "Triumph over Adversity" genre seems to have died with the innocence of the 70's and 80's, and the start of the cynical 1990's. It's really too bad, because many are just too cynical anymore to enjoy an innocent, heartwarming tale. Gorgeous photography, excellent acting by most in the movie (I could do without Robbie Benson) and ultimately a story so moving that it will make anyone not jaded by the world start weeping. Oh, did I mention that the soundtrack is terrific as well? If you can find it, rent it. It's a slice of the past, a slice of life and contains some positive messages, as well as being pure entertainment and a wonderful love story. Never a throwaway, if you like it you'll be able to watch it over and over. Oh, and throw away your copy of "Edward Scissorhands," because this one beats it hands down and all over the place.
I grew up with this movie! It's so daggy (an Aussie word - the best word to describe the embarrassing decade of the 1970's) ...but it's such a moving, inspiring film. It made all the kids in my area rush out and have iceskating lessons. Due to this movie, I learnt how to do a few spins! Worth forgiving the nasty fashion to enjoy the sheer and pure wonder of this soppy but touching story ... Great!!
This movie is a classic for anyone who grew up in the 80's. It is hard not to love.
This review is from: Ice Castles (DVD) Who can forget this classic tear jerker? A teenager from the sticks is bound for the Olympics when tragedy stops the dream and only determination can win it back. Robbie Benson is a confused college dropout who knows as little about love as he does about life. Alexis Winston is a young woman with extraordinary natural talent and dream to skate in the Olympics but filled with fear and confusion at the price success demands. Her father is an embittered widower who lives in the past and holds tight onto his daughter with two hands. The local skating rink is owned by Lexie's coach who was once a promising young skater but is now relegated to being the town's wacky character. When things are going well, this quartet of dysfunctional people repeatedly hurt each other and themselves. But when tragedy strikes they band together with one goal in mind. Can they do it? You bet! When my niece became interested in figure skating I rushed out and ordered this remembering it as a sweet story of love and skating and overcoming adversity. However, after reviewing it I have to admit that I think it will be years before she will be ready to deal with some of the adult language and situations presented in this drama.
This movie is probably hot right now because of what Sarah Hughes did at the olympics. Both 16, both fourth place overall, then both go on to triumph.Wonder who this girl is, Lynn-Holly Johnson? Could she really skate that good, is she another Sarah Hughes, some unknown talent that in Lynn's case was too good for actual competion.Lynn actually did come in second in the United States figure skating championships in 1974, but this movie was made in 1979, when Lynn was 21? Confusing? If this girl was this talented, how many more Lexi's are out there? I'm sure you'll like this movie, as there are'nt many ice skating movies out there, my friends are heavy metalers and even they have told me, I always end up crying at the end of that one!-love-Lexi!