Ice Castles

Whiteout is an American film drama from the year 1978.


Alexis Winston is a girl from a small town in Iowa who dreams of making a figure skater career. My school friend Nick, however, is an avid hockey player. At the Regional Championships is Alexis, the Lexie is called, discovered by the trainer Deborah Markland. She looks at the girl, the potential of a future star. Despite the protests of her father Lexie moved to Colorado Springs to train at the famous Broadmoor World Arena. With her ​​natural talent for skating they attracted the attention of the audience, which meets their training mates with envy. But Lexie bites through and can realize their dream. She is a sought-after star in figure skating. She breaks the long-distance relationship from Nick and begins to be interested in older men.

During training, it comes to a serious accident. Lexie trained a jump, but on landing she falls, hitting his head on a metal rail. She suffers a cerebral hemorrhage, which makes them blind. Lexie indulges in self-pity first. You and Nick get back together. The young man, her father Marcus and her former trainer Beulah encourage them, despite their blindness continue to perform their sport. Lexie continues to work on yourself and make it that viewers do not notice their blindness. Only when she stumbles at a ceremony on the on the ice thrown by spectators roses, their disability is apparent.


The lexicon of the International film saw the film as " incompatible mix of sport film and melodrama. "

Janet Maslin wrote in the New York Times, the story was not complicated, but one can not properly follow the film. Director Wrye have prompted the actor to suppress all dialog lines that could further transfer film.


The song Through the Eyes of Love by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, sung by Melissa Manchester, in 1980, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. The song received another nomination for a Golden Globe. Also, Lynn - Holly Johnson was nominated as Best Young Actress for the Golden Globe.

The composers of film music, Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager and Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, were nominated for a Grammy.

For the dialogue section of the film from the Morion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award by the Award.


The premiere of the film had on 31 December 1978. In Germany, he first appeared on May 4, 1979 in theaters.

David Wrye directed a remake of the 2009 film titled Whiteout 2 with the U.S. figure skater Taylor Firth in the lead role.