Sundance Channel | Release Date: January 22, 2010
Summary: POP STAR ON ICE is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of outspoken Olympian and three-time US Figure Skating National Champion Johnny Weir. When Johnny fails to win a medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the media turns on him and he feels the backlash. Love him or hate him, Johnny is one of the most talented skaters of all time, but talent alone does not make a champion. Johnny’s complicated relationship with his longtime coach Priscilla Hill and his struggle to reach the top of the sport takes us from small town Delaware – his training home – to competitions, shopping sprees, fashion shows and personal appearances around the world. The inspiration for Jon Heder’s character in the box office smash BLADES OF GLORY, Johnny seeks to balance his larger-than-life persona with the constraints of his sport. POP STAR ON ICE uncovers the graceful, athletic, cut-throat and melodramatic sport of figure skating through the prism of its most controversial athlete as he tries to fulfill his potential on the world stage. (Retribution Films)
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Runtime: 85 min
Production: Sundance Channel
Genres: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
David Barba Director
James Pellerito Director
Writer Credit
David Barba Writer
James Pellerito Writer
Cast Credit
Brian Boitano Himself
Brian Joubert Himself
Brian Orser Himself
Carson Kressley Himself
Christine Brennan Herself
Evan Lysacek Himself
Johnny Weir Himself
Kurt Browning Himself
Oksana Baiul Herself
Paris Childers Himself
Patti Weir Herself
Priscilla Hill Herself
Sasha Cohen Herself
Scott Hamilton Himself
Stéphane Lambiel Himself
Producer Credit
Angela Tucker Consulting Producer
Becca Bender Co-Producer
David Barba Producer
James Pellerito Producer
Jennifer Pellerito Co-Producer