The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream, Rich, handsome, courteous Seattle golden boy Zack Conroy’s figure skating partner Celeste Mercier is disabled for months in a training accident. Like their coach Bryan Hemmings, she insists he takes a temporary partner to go on to the national championship, his ticket to the world championship in Paris. Zach and his temper discard all candidates from the circuit, but after an alteration with an ice hockey amateur team he shares to ice with to train, he sets his mind on their only girl, taco joint daughter-waitress Alejandra ‘Alex’ Delgado. She’s unacceptable to Hemmings, who dumps Zach and starts an affair with Celeste, to whom he finds another partner. Zach and Alex’s worlds keep clashing, but determination, her brother and another coach see them trough.
Matt Lanter is the star.
This TV movie would not be as good as it is, if Matt Lanter was not in it. He looks really pretty throughout the movie.
Several stock scenes of Seattle were repeated in this movie. It was not necessary.
During their “Paris” competition, it is obvious that the arena is the same as they used for the US national competition. And it looks totally unreal, because there was no advertisement around the skating area. And the signs were all in English.
Matt was wearing all those skin tight hot looking, colorful lycra t-shirts which made him incredibly hot. Male figure skaters always wear those skin tight, fancy looking pants and tops when they compete. Why did the costume people give him those boring long sleeves shirt and regular pants to wear when he was competing? Unlike the “Cutting Edge 2” movie, the body doubles’ faces were not very visible which is good.
The story is almost predicable. Of course, this is expected for most of the inspirational movies.