Three cold-hearted rivals train, toil and plot their way to figure skating fame in his hilarious mockumentary about skating for gloryand knocking the competition out cold! Starring Jason Alexander, Scott Hamilton, A.J. Langer, Wendie Malick and Kathy Griffinand featuring hilarious cameos by Olympic luminaries Kristi Yamaguchi, Peter Carruthers and Tai BabiloniaOn Edge is a raucous, riotous, razor-sharp romp! When it comes to skating, Zamboni Phil (Alexander) has seen it alluntil he sees Veda, a frosty femme fatale with a heart of ice; Wendy, a plus-size performer with an appetite for gold; and J.C., a determined delinquent with a plan to ice the competition. Skating and scheming to glittering glory, the trio must finally face off in a sequined fight to the finishwhere the only thing sharper than their skates is their cutthroat ambition!
A mock documentary in the fashion of Christopher Guest's Best in Show, On Edge is a sardonic, occasionally insightful look at the surreal world of figure skating. A fictitious film crew follows behind-the-scenes dramas as three girls work their way through an amateur competition circuit toward fame, glory, and, perhaps, Olympic gold. We meet Veda, a miserable blonde dogged by a severe backstage mom (Wendie Malick) and male groupies; the sluttish, chain-smoking, Tonya Harding-esque J.C. Cain (A.J. Langer); and the hefty Wendy Wodinski (Marissa Jaret Winokur of the Hairspray musical), shrugging off insults about her weight. Jason Alexander, as Zamboni Phil, the man who's seen it all, serves as unofficial host and commentator. Kathy Griffin has some good moments as an aging competitor, and actor John Glover, sporting impressive biceps, is very funny as a Russian trainer. Real-life skaters Scott Hamilton (under heavy disguise), Kristi Yamaguchi, and Randy Gardner add to the overall verisimilitude. --Tom Keogh