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Ice Castles1978

Ice Castles (1978)




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Alexis Winston (played by skater Lyn-Holly Johnson) is a talented ice-skater who is spotted by an Olympic coach. Up until that moment, she was being trained and encouraged by ice-rink owner Beulah Smith (Colleen Dewhurst). Now she is the darling of the skating world, as publicity paints her making a Cinderella-like transformation. Then she has an accident which destroys most of her vision and sends her into a deep depression. Her boyfriend Nick (Robby Benson), her father (Tom Skerrit) and her friends, including Beulah, rally round to encourage her and make it possible for her to skate again. To everyone's surprise, especially her own, not only can she skate again, but she is even able to skate competitively.

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Lynn-Holly Johnson
as Alexis Winston
Robby Benson
as Nick Peterson
Colleen Dewhurst
as Beulah Smith
Tom Skerritt
as Marcus Winston
Jennifer Warren
as Deborah Macland
David Huffman
as Brian Dockett
Kelsey Ufford
as Ceciel Monchet
Leonard Lilyholm
as Hockey Coach
Jean-Claude Bleuze
as French Coach
Brian Foley
as Choreographer
Teresa Willmus
as Annette Brashlout
Diana Holden
as X-ray Technician
Carol Williams
as TV Producer
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Critic Reviews for Ice Castles

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Do we need the additional emotional jolts of blindness, paralysis and amputation in order to accept a story about young love and kids succeeding by luck and pluck?

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film's highlights are the figure skating scenes, which are well choreographed and shot. But unfortunately, the film has to have a typical Hollywood story that is about as generic as Crispy Rice.

May 12, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Schmaltzy classic skating movie for romantics.

December 18, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Ice Castles lifts our spirits by giving a glimpse into the human side of an exciting sport.

January 27, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ice Castles


When I was 10 or 11 years old, I was obsessed with this movie. So much so that I had to have an ice skating birthday party. Which was when I found out I *don't* have a natural talent for ice skating.

Juli Ryan
Juli Ryan

Super Reviewer


Another teen movie which was a pre-cursor to the 80s teen craze, this one is a drama, and an overly dramatic one at that. First of all, I don't care much for sports related movies anyway, but this combines a sports movie and a melodrama. It could have been a great movie if it had toned down the melodrama a bit, and added a bit of comedy. The romance is good, though.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A story that will inspire anyone to stop at nothing to reach their dreams! :) I love this movie!!! :) I can watch it over and over again! :) Robby Benson is soooo cute and so is Lynn Holly Johnson!!! :) I love Robby Benson. :) Love this so much! :)

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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