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I, Tonya (2017)

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Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Steven Rogers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margot Robbie ... Tonya
Sebastian Stan ... Jeff
Allison Janney ... LaVona
Julianne Nicholson ... Diane Rawlinson
Paul Walter Hauser ... Shawn
Bobby Cannavale ... Martin Maddox
Bojana Novakovic ... Dody Teachman
Caitlin Carver ... Nancy Kerrigan
Maizie Smith Maizie Smith ... Tonya (3 1 / 2 Yrs)
Mckenna Grace ... Tonya (8-12 Yrs)
Suehyla El-Attar ... Skater Mom
Jason Davis ... Al
Mea Allen ... Snooty Girl
Cory Chapman ... Chris
Amy Fox ... Skating Judge

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From the proverbial wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon, former competitive figure skater Tonya Harding was never fully accepted in the figure skating community for not inherently being the image of grace, breeding and privilege that the community wanted to portray, despite she being naturally gifted in the sport athletically. Despite ultimately garnering some success in figure skating being national champion, a world championship medalist, an Olympian, and being the first American woman to complete a Triple Axel in competition, she is arguably best known for her association to "the incident": the leg bashing on January 6, 1994 of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, who, unlike Tonya, was everything that the figure skating community wanted in their representatives. Her association to that incident led to Tonya being banned from competitive figure skating for life. Tonya's story from the beginning of her figure skating life at age four to the aftermath of the incident is presented... Written by Huggo

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There's no need to have class when you have talent. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to Allison Janney, an effort was made by screen writer Steven Rogers to track down Tonya Harding's mother, but they had no luck. Unbeknownst to the production crew, Lavona Golden was being tracked down for an interview for Access Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

Skater costumes in the late 80s and early 90s completely covered the buttocks. The costumes in the film are all thong-style. See more »

Quotes

Tonya Harding: Where the fuck are my Dove Bars?
Jeff Gillooly: We can't afford 'em. Eskimo Pie is just as good.
Tonya Harding: I'm America's best figure skater! I don't want friggin' Eskimo Pies.
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Crazy Credits

Actual footage of Tonya Harding skating is shown during the beginning. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chain
Written by Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood (as Michael John Fleetwood), Christine McVie, John McVie (as John Graham McVie), Stevie Nicks (as Stephanie Nicks)
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A triple axel of a skating movie
18 September 2017 | by Art SnobSee all my reviews

If I could have voted online for the best movie that I saw at TIFF 2017 (the voting was limited to iPhone and Android users), it would have been for this film, which wound up second in the People's Choice award competition. Director Craig Gillespie has tackled a difficult subject brilliantly without removing the considerable number of warts from the main characters. This film should garner a considerable number of Oscar nominations, including best picture and director.

Margot Robbie should be a lock for a Best Actress nod, completely burying her Australian background to deliver American white trash with complete credibility. (She won't win of course, because ... Tonya.) Her skating sequences are edited brilliantly - you really believe that it's her.

THE surest Oscar bet has to be Allison Janney as Tonya's acerbic, domineering, Swisher-chain-smoking mother LaVona Golden. She gives what I call a "schizophrenia" performance - there's no way that anyone seeing JUNO and this film back-to-back would ever notice that the mothers in both films are played by the same actress. Robbie got the loudest applause when the actors were introduced before the film, but when they came out afterwards, Janney's applause was equivalent to hers.

The story sticks to facts and places most of the blame for the Kerrigan incident on Sean Eckhardt, played with spot-on obnoxiousness by Paul Walter Hauser. The rest goes to hubby-at-times Jeff Gillooly, played by Sebastian Stan. He handles the husband-to-a-celebrity role with a charm not seen since Eric Roberts in STAR 80.

The subject matter may cost the film at awards time, but it's still an excellent movie that you should definitely check out if you have any interest at all in the story.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$264,155, 10 December 2017

Gross USA:

$30,014,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,939,297
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2.39 : 1
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