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|The Cutting Edge:|
Chasing the Dream
|Screenplay by||Randall Badat|
|Story by||Susan Jansen|
|Directed by||Stuart Gillard|
|Music by||Robert Duncan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||92 minutes|
|Production company(s)||MGM Television|
|Distributor||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment|
|Original network||ABC Family|
|Preceded by||The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold|
|Followed by||The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice|
The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream is a 2008 drama and romance television film and the third installment in The Cutting Edge series. The film was followed by The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice. The film was produced for the ABC Family cable channel, which aired on March 16, 2008.
Zack Conroy (Matt Lanter) and former lover Celeste Mercier (Sarah Gadon) lose the gold to rivals Jason Bright (Ben Hollingsworth) and Cindy Halyard (Stéphanie Valois) at the International Figure Skating Conference in Tokyo. Zack and Celeste resolve to win the gold at nationals, but Celeste falls in a practice and fractures her ankle. Coach Bryan Hemmings (Stefano Colacitti) initially encounters difficulty in his search for a replacement partner for Zack.
Enter Alexandra Delgado, alias Alex (Francia Raisa). Zack realizes her potential as a professional skater when he loses to her in an ice hockey match. Hemmings, however, is unimpressed and refuses to coach the pair. Jackie Dorsey (Christy Carlson Romano) reluctantly agrees to serve as coach instead. She leads Zack and Alex into a strong first performance in the nationals, but a lapse in Zack's concentration causes Alex to fall.
Despite the blunder, the two make it to the International Skating Conference in Paris. There, Jason and Cindy engage in subterfuge and display a photo of Zack and Celeste kissing. Alex, hurt and betrayed, storms out of the press conference. She attempts to leave the next morning, but is swayed when Zack pleads with her and professes his love. They go on to skate in the final competition and execute a move which has only been done once before: the Pamchenko. That move wins them the gold, and upon completion of their program they seal their love with a kiss.
- Matt Lanter as Zack Conroy
- Francia Raisa as Alexandra "Alex" Delgado
- Ben Hollingsworth as Jason Bright
- Stéphanie Valois as Cindy Halyard
- Alycia Purrott as Misha Pressel
- Christy Carlson Romano as Jackie Dorsey
- Sarah Gadon as Celeste Mercier
- Adrianne Richards as a Reporter
- Luis Oliva as Bobby Delgado
- Stefano Colacitti as Bryan Hemmings (credited as Stefano Matteo Colacitti)
- Lori Graham as a TV Commentator