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Productions
Blades of Glory

Release Date:
30 March 2007

Locations:
Los Angeles Sports Arena, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Production Co
DreamWorks SKG
First Entertainment
Red Hour Films

Distributors
Paramount Pictures (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) (2007) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) (2007) (Netherlands) (theatrical)

Special Effects
Rainmaker Animation & Visual Effects (visual effects)
Spectrum Effects Inc.

Other Companies
Act One Script Clearance Inc. ... script research
Central Casting ... extras casting
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment ... cranes
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment ... dollies

Genre
Comedy / Sports

Plot Summary
In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Fischer laces up for DW's 'Blades'
Jenna Fischer has joined the cast of Blades of Glory, DreamWorks Pictures comedy set in the world of ice skating. The movie stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as a disgraced pair of skaters who take on a rival pair, played by Will Arnett and Amy Poehler. Fischer is playing Arnett and Poehler's little sister and Heder's romantic interest. Commercial directing duo Josh Gordon and Will Speck are helming the movie, which is being produced by Red Hour Films' Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld as well as John Jacobs of First Entertainment. Production is due to start next month.

Pair skating toward deal for 'Blades'
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder might be lacing up their skates alongside Will Arnett and Amy Poehler for Blades of Glory. Red Hour Films' Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld are producing the DreamWorks comedy with John Jacobs of First Entertainment. Tackling the competitive world of ice skating will be the commercial directing duo Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Blades revolves around a pair of world-class men's figure skaters who are banned from the sport after their disgraceful brawl during the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. After three years of toiling in obscurity, they attempt to put aside their feud and exploit a loophole in the terms of their suspension, partnering to compete in the only category open to them -- pairs figure skating.

Pair skating toward deal for 'Blades'
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder might be lacing up their skates alongside Will Arnett and Amy Poehler for Blades of Glory. Red Hour Films' Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld are producing the DreamWorks comedy with John Jacobs of First Entertainment. Tackling the competitive world of ice skating will be the commercial directing duo Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Blades revolves around a pair of world-class men's figure skaters who are banned from the sport after their disgraceful brawl during the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. After three years of toiling in obscurity, they attempt to put aside their feud and exploit a loophole in the terms of their suspension, partnering to compete in the only category open to them -- pairs figure skating.

Directed by
Josh Gordon
Will Speck

Writers
John Altschuler
Craig Cox
Jeff Cox
David Krinsky¹

Producers
Stuart Cornfeld ... producer
Marty P. Ewing ... executive producer
John Jacobs ... producer
Peter Kohn ... associate producer
Jeremy Kramer ... executive producer
Colin O'Reilly ... co-producer
Ben Stiller ... producer

Cast - in credits order
Will Ferrell
Jon Heder
Amy Poehler
Will Arnett
Jenna Fischer
Sasha Cohen ... Herself
Other credited cast listed alphabetically
Griffin Armstorff ... Dutch Skating Prodigy
Adam Bagger ... Snowboarder
Tim Bearden ... Grublet's Spectator
Kyle Bornheimer
Ridge Canipe ... Young Chazz
Luciana Carro ... Sammy
Ruth Chiang ... Hostage
Smith Cho ... Woodland Fairy #2
Rob Corddry ... Bryce
Stephanie Courtney ... Marcia - ESPN II reporter
William Daniels ... Commissioner Ebbers
Michelle Fabiano ... Van Waldenburg Mom
Andrea Fellers ... Rebellious - Grublets Fan
Zachary Ferren ... Young Jimmy
William Fichtner
Craig Gellis ... Prison inmate
Fiona Gubelmann ... Woodland Fairy #1
Anjenique Hughes ... Disgruntled mother
Matt Levin ... Matt
Romany Malco
Craig T. Nelson
Sunita Param
David Pressman
Ricarte Rivera ... Business Manager (scenes deleted)
Lora Starkman ... Ex-wife Donna
Gregory Stone ... Grublet's Spectator
Tammi Sutton ... Grublet's Videographer Spectator
Nick Swardson
Hans Uder ... German Announcer (attached)
Ben Wilson ... Gary the Fox
C. Michelle Woods ... Woman with Shoe
Rest of cast
Marcus Thomas¹ ... Stockholm Skater #1 (uncredited)

Cinematographers
Stefan Czapsky

Editors
Richard Pearson

Casting Directors
Juel Bestrop
Seth Yanklewitz

Production Designers
Stephen J. Lineweaver

Art Directors
Michele Laliberte
Seth Reed

Set Decorators
Ryan Cassidy
Jay Hart

Costume Designers
Julie Weiss

Make Up Department
Barney Burman ... special protective prosthetic designer: Proteus Make-up FX
Bridget Cook ... head hair stylist
Jean-Jacques Dion ... hair stylist
Marianna Elias ... additional makeup artist
Toni G ... makeup department head
Lisa Layman ... personal makeup artist: Will Ferrell
Amy L. Snyder ... makeup artist
Mary Ann Valdes ... key hair stylist

Production Managers
Marty P. Ewing ... unit production manager
Sandrine Gros d'Aillon ... assistant production manager: Montreal
Thomas Hayslip ... production supervisor

Second Unit Directors or Assistant Directors
Erik Ajduk ... first assistant director: second unit
Marielou Bélisle-Pierre ... third assistant director
Doug Coleman ... second unit director
Gary Romolo Fiorelli ... second assistant director
Angèle Gagnon ... second assistant director: second unit
Peter Kohn ... first assistant director
Bethan Mowat ... second assistant director: Canada
Timothy R. Price ... second second assistant director
Lynn Struiksma ... additional assistant director
Maileen Williams ... dga trainee

Art Department
Michael Keith Aleshire ... set dresser
Kenneth Bryant ... set dresser
Steve Christensen ... set designer
Kristen Davis ... set designer
William Eliscu ... graphic designer
Kasra Farahani ... conceptual illustrator
Vincent Gingras-Liberali ... assistant art director
Robert Andrew Johnson ... digital set designer
Tom Jung ... storyboard artist
Michel R. Lambert ... scenic technician
Emily Lawless ... painter
Tammy S. Lee ... set designer
Thomas Machan ... art department production assistant
Mark Moretti ... storyboard artist
William H. Phen Jr. ... construction general foreman
Mike Piccirillo ... art department coordinator
Gary Warshaw ... assistant art director
Christopher Woodworth ... scenic supervisor
Jane Wuu ... set designer

Sound Department
Peter Hansen ... sound
David MacMillan ... production sound mixer
Andy Sisul ... first assistant sound editor

Special Effects Department
Ben Bornstein ... lab technician
Ben Bornstein ... special effects makeup
Matt Kutcher ... special effects supervisor
Arthur G. Schlosser ... snow effects technician
Jennifer M. Sheppard ... special effects technician
Dennis Yeager II ... special effects co-coordinator

Visual Effects Department
Geeta Basantani ... digital compositor
Mark Breakspear ... visual effects supervisor
Shauna Bryan ... senior visual effects producer
Jose Burgos ... visual effects
Paul Hurwitz ... previz artist
Mathew Krentz ... lead digital compositor: Rainmaker
Madhava Reddy ... film scanning recording
Kody Sabourin ... CG supervisor
Randy Starr ... visual effects producer
Trevor Wide ... visual effects artist

Stunts
Marcello Bezina ... stunt performer
Sarah Brown ... stunts
Stéphane Byl ... stunt double
Ruth Chiang ... stunt performer
Jeff Chumas ... utility stunts
Doug Coleman ... stunt coordinator
Jeremy Fitzgerald ... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher ... stunt rigging coordinator
Jere Gillis ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunts
Diana R. Lupo ... stunts
Brian Machleit ... stunts
Derek Mears ... stunts
David Rigby ... stunt double
David Rigby ... stunt driver
Allen Robinson ... utility stunts
Kerry Rossall ... stunts
Brian Simpson ... utility stunts
Pete Turner ... stunts
Martin Williams ... stunt rigger
Thom Williams ... stunts

Miscellaneous Crew
Adam Bagger ... assistant: Mr. Speck and Mr. Gordon
Charles Beetz ... gaffer: additional photography second unit
Bryan Booth ... rigging gaffer
Richard Boucher ... dolly grip
Kate Caldwell ... casting associate
Tova Dann ... assistant: Mr. Heder
Michael Dennehy ... second second assistant accountant
Yves Desjardins ... travel coordinator: Montreal
Paul Dupont ... safety coordinator
Matt Eppedio ... assistant: Mr. Cornfeld and Mr. Jacobs
Nicole E. Gallardo ... first assistant accountant
Lily Garcia ... production assistant
Catherine Gélinas ... dresser
Kristin Gomez ... second accountant
Jason Hariton ... studio stage manager
Ryce Hetherington ... production secretary
Marike Jainchill ... additional set production assistant
Jeb Johenning ... digital video assist operator
Frederik Joly ... production assistant
Sarah Kawahara ... choreographer
Nutan Khanna ... product placement coordinator
Adrian Knight ... location manager
Tracie Laymon ... production assistant
Isabelle Lecompte ... seccond assistant camera: second unit
Mariann H.W. Lee ... extras casting
Thomas E. Lee ... rigging grip
Bob Leitelt ... rigging key grip
Marylou Lim ... set costumer: Will Ferrell
Tom Macdonald ... set costumer
Rosemary Marks ... location manager
Alain Masse ... key grip: Montreal
Daniel Matthews ... transportation coordinator: Montreal
Robert Mattigetz ... director of photography: additional photography second unit
Nancy McArdle ... costume supervisor
Dan Ming ... additional assistant camera
Jalene Murphy ... costumer
David Nico ... assistant production coordinator
Marienne O'Brien ... set costumer
Jacquelyn Palmquist ... casting assistant
Raffi Paloulian ... script researcher
Rick Poyner ... key assistant location manager
Chris Raines ... production assistant
Chris Raines ... transportation department
Scott Rathner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sandi Lyn Roberts ... extras casting assistant
Jill Scott ... extras casting
Louise Spencer ... unit publicist
Paul E. Stroh ... transportation coordinator
Andrew Taylor ... best boy
Jay Traynor ... key location manager
Chris Trillo ... grip
Spiro Tsovras ... driver: Mr.Ferrell
Lisa R. Vargas ... extras casting
Martine Vincent ... grip
Andy Visser ... costume production assistant
Danielle Wait ... additional costumer
Georgianna Whitley ... additional set production assistant
Gary A. Williams ... key dolly grip
Bonnie Yamahiro ... driver
Paul Bunnell ... double: Bob Costas (uncredited)

Trivia
Production was delayed for over a month while Charlize Theron recuperated from a neck injury she sustained while doing a complicated stunt. After the injury, Theron now has a "no stunts" clause in her contracts.


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