Considered too old for a professional ice-skating career, 16-year-old Alexis (Lynn-Holly Johnson) nonetheless triumphs to become a champion. Tragically, she falls and suffers a brain injury that leaves her nearly blind. With the help of her father (Tom Skeritt) and her boyfriend, Nick (Robby Benson), Alexis attempts, against all odds, to again become a top-ranked skater in director Donald Wry's Oscar-nominated romantic drama.
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- Donald Wrye
- 1980 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song nominee
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Korean, ThaiClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that 16-year-old Alexis is thrown into a world too fast and big for her. As a consequence, she makes some self-destructive decisions. She cheats on Nick with another skater, and drinks wine at a party. Alexis also feels gross and sexualized by her sponsors. A tragic accident disables Alexis. Teen characters make out and teen sex is implied, not shown.
- Sexual Content
- Some making out shown amongst teens and sex is implied. Nick is seen in his underwear.
- Some hockey-related violence, including smashing into walls and a near fistfight. Alexis throws things and breaks them. No one is injured. Beulah wrestles Alexis to the ground in the mitds of a fit. Marcus and Nick go hunting together. They carry guns but don't shoot them. Alexis has a tragic fall on the ice rink that leaves her mostly blind.
- Considerable swearing, including "hell," "goddamn," "scared s--tless," dammit," "ass," "bitch," and "bastard."
- Social Behavior
- Some gay-bashing language: "pansies," "lessie." Plus the old "limp wrists" reference.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Beulah drinks liquor from the bottle and later drinks beer. Marcus drinks beer, too, and Lexie drinks wine at a party even though she's 16.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it