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TitleIce Castles (1979)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityBlind
CountryUSA
Length109
GenreDrama
Rating2
DirectorDonald Wrye
CastLynn-Holly Johnson Robby Benson Colleen Dewhurst Tom Skerritt Jennifer Warren David Huffman
NotesA young ice skater on her way to the top and the Olympics falls badly while skating. She has a blood clot on her brain which causes a degree of blindness. The film uses out of focus images to simulate her reduced vision. Seemingly stuck at home she becomes frustrated and (for some reason) looks a mess after previously being well coiffeured. But her dad who had before been a bit overpowering gets her back on the ice and her old boyfriend sticks by her. Eventually she re-enters competitive skating and there's a sentimental ending at which even her boyfriend has tears in his eyes. As so often with these stories there isn't that much to tell and hence there is a lot 'filling'.

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