- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 18, 2010
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Aggressively trained by her no-nonsense mother (Emmy and Tony Award winner Shirley Knight), teenage singles skater Carrie Harlech (Joy LeDuc) has the talent but lacks the confidence to win. So when her new coach (Tony Lo Bianco) pairs her with a handsome ex-hockey player (James Vincent McNichol), Carrie finds the love and inspiration that will take them to greatness and a shot at the National Championships. Directed by veteran cinematographer John A. Alonzo (Chinatown) and highlighted by the dazzling performances of skating doubles Rick Turley and Susan Berens of Ice Follies, Champions: A Love Story - inspired by real events - is a heartwarming romance about strangers whose love for skating would win them the greatest prize of all. Each other.
Though top billing goes to Shirley Knight and Tony lo Bianco, the real stars of CHAMPIONS: A LOVE STORY are Jimmy McNicol and Joy Leduc. McNicol and Leduc play a pair of skaters who aspire to compete in the National Figure Skating Championships. As the two train together, their friendship blossoms into love. The death of one of the skaters nearly destroys the other's will to persevere, but there's a happy (or at least satisfying) finale. Made for television, CHAMPIONS: A LOVE STORY initially aired January 13, 1979.