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"Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women" - A Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Parody

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Attack of the 5'2" Women - "Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee"

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"Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women - Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee" is a National Lampoon movie that is a parody about the Tonya and Nancy Figure Skating Scandal.

It is probably the funniest figure skating parody ever produced. The movie is truly hilarious. Since the Tonya-Nancy Figure Skating Scandal did change figure skating, this movie may be worth watching. It gives the viewer a comical glimpse into figure skating history. And...it will make the viewer laugh and laugh and laugh!

Pros

  • This parody will make the viewer laugh and laugh and laugh!

Cons

  • Some of the material on the DVD is not suitable for young audiences.
  • Some viewers may find the humor in the film to be a bit vulgar.

Description

  • A DVD of the film can be directly purchased from the star and director of the film, Julie Brown.
  • Originally shown on Showtime Television on August 21, 1994.
  • Rated R
  • Starring Julie Brown. Also, directed by Julie Brown.
  • There is a second story on the DVD which is a parody of the story of Lenora and Juan Wayne Babbit.
  • Also called "Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee."
  • Music by Christopher Tyng
  • Written by Julie Brown and Charlie Coffey

Guide Review - "Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women" - A Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Parody

Just before the 1994 Olympics, right after a practice session at the United States National Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and hit hard with a hard object on her knee. The accident made it impossible for her to compete and Tonya Harding won the Championship Ladies event.

Shortly after that, it was alleged that Tonya Harding might have been part of the conspiracy to hurt Nancy. Tonya was banned from U.S. Figure Skating for life.

The "Kerrigan Attack" increased the popularity of figure skating. A novel was written, followed by a musical play, and a few television movies were made about the incident.

One of the movies made was a parody by National Lampoon, called "Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women - Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee."

In the parody, the viewer sees the climb of figure skater "Tonya Hardley" who wishes to destroy ice skating rival "Nancy Cardigan." Hardley and her boyfriend hire a hit man. Of course, Hardley's plans fall apart. There are some musical scenes.

There are so many funny scenes in this movie. Tonya smokes while she competes, cuts her pizza with her skates, interviews possible hit men, and also sings about her possible figure skating victory in "Queen of the Ice."

There is a scene where Tonya can't continue competing because her "panties are too tight." She skates over to the judges pleading for a chance to reskate. The judges and officials give her five minutes to "get bigger panties and get back out there on the ice." That scene is a parody of what happened to the real Tonya Harding when her skate's lace broke during the Olympics.

The movie is rated "R" and is not appropriate for young audiences.

Since the Tonya-Nancy Figure Skating Scandal did change figure skating, this movie may be worth watching. It gives anyone a glimpse into figure skating history, but also makes the viewer laugh and smile!

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