Blades of Glory

March 30th, 2007








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Blades of Glory

Still of Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in Blades of GloryStill of Will Arnett in Blades of GloryBrooke Shields at event of Blades of GloryStill of Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in Blades of GloryStill of Jenna Fischer and Jon Heder in Blades of GloryStill of Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory

Plot
In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.4/10 (66,670 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Josh Gordon

Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler

Storyline
When rivalry between the world's best men's figure skaters - sex addicted, improvisational Chazz Michael Michaels and germophobic, precise Jimmy MacElroy - breaks into a fight on the awards platform, they're banned from the event for life. Three years later, desire for a gold medal and a careful reading of the rules lead them to compete as skating's first male-male pair. Can they overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings? The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of the virginal Jimmy toward Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister.

Writers: Jeff Cox, Craig Cox

Cast:
Will Ferrell - Chazz Michael Michaels
Jon Heder - Jimmy MacElroy
Will Arnett - Stranz Van Waldenberg
Amy Poehler - Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Jenna Fischer - Katie Van Waldenberg
William Fichtner - Darren MacElroy
Craig T. Nelson - Coach
Romany Malco - Jesse
Nick Swardson - Hector
Scott Hamilton - Sports Anchor
Andy Richter - Mountie
Greg Lindsay - Mountie
Rob Corddry - Bryce
Nick Jameson - PA Announcer
Tom Virtue - Floor Manager

Taglines: Kick Some Ice



Details

Official Website: Dreamworks [United States] | Official site [Spain] |

Release Date: 30 March 2007

Filming Locations: Habitat 67, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $33,014,202 (USA) (1 April 2007) (3372 Screens)

Gross: $118,153,533 (USA) (8 July 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
For eight years, Craig T. Nelson was the title character in a situation comedy called "Coach." In this movie, his character's name is Coach.

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Chazz talks about growing up in Detroit. However, in a brief mug shot, the text on the data board shows New Jersey.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Darren MacElroy: [watching a young Jimmy skate at an orphanage] I'll take him.



User Review

I'm happy to say that it is VERY FUNNY

Rating: 8/10

When I first saw the trailer for this film I didn't think much of it. It looked as if it were just trying to cash in on the popularity of Will Ferrel after the success of Talladega Nights. Well, I was wrong, big time wrong. First off, almost every scene in this film is hilarious and the trailer does it no justice. Don't get me wrong, I love Will Ferrel films for the most part but this one looked like it would be an exception. Instead this film fits perfectly with my taste in comedies like Talladega Nights, Zoolander, Anchorman, Water Boy, Old School and Billy Madison. If you like these kinds of films you will love this film.




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