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Still shot from the movie: Blades Of Glory.

Blades Of Glory

Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) were figure skating rivals until an altercation got them both thrown out of the World Championships forever. Then they found a loophole! They can try for the gold again, but only if they enter in the pairs' competition. The question is: Do they love the sport enough to stop hating each other and work as a team? Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 29 Mar 2007
Video Release: 27 Aug 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

There are numerous product placements in this film. How many can you find? What impact might these advertisements have on viewers? What logos were modified in the film? Why might some organizations decline having their product shown?

Jimmy and Chazz attempt a dangerous and difficult move in the World Championship finals. What motivates athletes to try more and more challenging routines? What risks are involved? Should sport federations, such as figure skating, hockey, football and others, limit the kind of moves or actions their competitors can be involved in?

Although pairs competitions presently showcase male/female partners, what impact might a film like this have on future events?

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