ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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The Skating Rink 

Teenager with a stuttering problem overcomes his shyness to become a championship figure skater.

Director:

Larry Elikann

Writers:

Mildred Lee (novel), Bob Rodgers
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Stewart Petersen ... Tucker 'Tuck' Holland Faraday
Devon Ericson ... Lilly Degley
Betty Beaird Betty Beaird ... Ida Faraday
Rance Howard ... Myron Faraday
Jerry Dexter Jerry Dexter ... Pete Degley
Cindy Eilbacher ... Elva Grimes (as Cynthia Eilbacher)
Billy Bowles Billy Bowles ... Tom
Robert Clotworthy ... Clete
Tara Talboy Tara Talboy ... Karen Faraday
Molly Dodd ... Mrs. Bayliss
Patricia Stevens ... Tuck's Mother
Sparky Marcus Sparky Marcus ... Young Tuck
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Teenager with a stuttering problem overcomes his shyness to become a championship figure skater.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1975 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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inspiring and timeless story of the result of hard work and taking chances
23 October 2011 | by rancook-4See all my reviews

I viewed this movie after school, and I remember an inspiring story of a young man with a stuttering problem, finding his voice as an ice skater.

What was particularly interesting was the older skater who couldn't skate any more and how he decided to give this young man a chance, and the relationship that developed with the female skater.

It demonstrated the hard work involved in skating, and it truly was rewarding seeing the young man achieve the goal at the end.

Rance Howard and actor who played young man are very convincing. I would love to see this movie again as an adult, as I would like the perspective of how the female skater relates to the young man.


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