Ice Castles (1979): Schmaltzy Romantic Melodrama

Charming adolescent Robby Benson plays a hockey player who falls in love with figure skater (Lynn-Holly Johnson).  However, her hopses for successful career and happy life are shattered when she is blinded.

Donald Wrye directed this sentimental melodrama, whose cast includes some good actors: Colleen Dewhurst, Jennifer Warren, and Tom Skerritt.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Song: Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love), music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager.

 

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Song Oscar went to David Shire and Norman Gimbel for Ït Goes Like It Goes,” from the movie Norma Rae.