Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 - 30 FOR 30 THE PRICE OF GOLD, remembering the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan skating drama

Relive the 1994 Winter Olympics with this jump back to the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan skating spectacle. 

I had almost forgotten about all the media craziness that went on while this epic drama played out on television.  The working class girl with no money vs the coiffed and anointed ice queen who was attacked about six weeks before the Olympics by a bunch of pretty dumb thugs trying to advance the skating career of Tonya Harding.

This is essentially a talking heads movie with the usual cast of "you are there" characters chirping in with their eyewitness accounts.  The documentary is also loaded up with lots of footage of the events that surrounded this epic drama.  This film is quite the nostalgia wallow when all is said and done.

The ultimate irony of the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal was that Kerrigan went on to win only a silver metal at the Olympics that year but all the publicity that she got from the kneecapping made her famous and a millionaire.

90 minutes.

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