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Champions: A Love Story

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Champions: A Love Story

Champions: A Love Story

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If you can find a copy of Champions: A Love Story to view, you will enjoy a very moving figure skating story. The skating and acting in the movie is not that good, but that doesn't really matter. The story shows how even after a tragedy, that life does go on and memories will always be with us.
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  • Champions: A Love Story is a very moving figure skating story.


  • The skating in this movie is not that good.
  • The acting in this movie is not that good.


  • This movie was made for television in 1979.
  • The cast includes Tony Lo Bianco, Shirley Knight, Jimmy McNichol, Jennifer Warren, and Joy LeDuc.
  • This movie was based a bit on a real figure skating tragedy that occurred in the 1970s.

Guide Review - Champions: A Love Story

This movie was made for television in 1979. Jimmy McNicol, the brother of the child star Christy McNicol, plays a hockey player that becomes a figure skater. He is paired up with actress Joy Leduc who plays a young single skater that must consider pairs since she is not making it in that branch of figure skating.

The two become friends and fall in love as they train. Then, McNicol is killed in a plane crash, but Leduc somehow perseveres and skates again in singles. The movie ends on a happy note.

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 3 out of 5
, Member fidgee1

I agree with JoAnn, the skating leaves a lot to be desired but it's a great story! I found one old (and probably ""bootleg"") copy of the movie and, even though it's in terrible shape, I still won't get rid of it until I have a replacement copy in hand! Just be sure you have a box of tissues within reach--and if you have someone who'll make fun of you for crying over movies, send them to the store while you watch this one!

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