Ice Castles is a 1978 American romantic drama, starring Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson.
It is the story of Alexis, a young figure skater, and her rise and fall from super stardom. Tragedy strikes when, following a freak accident, Lexie loses her sight, leaving her to hide away in the privacy of her own despair. She eventually perseveres and begins competing in figure skating again.
The work was filmed on location in Colorado and Minnesota. Its theme song "Through the Eyes of Love." was made famous by Melissa Manchester. The director, Donald Wrye, filmed a remake of the movie in 2009. The movie, starring Taylor Firth, was released as a direct-to-DVD title on February 9, 2010, shortly before the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Directed by Donald Wrye Produced by John Kemeny Written by Gary L. Baim, Donald Wrye Starring Lynn-Holly Johnson, Robby Benson, Tom Skerritt Music by Marvin Hamlisch Cinematography Bill Butler Editing by Michael Kahn, Melvin Shapiro, Maury Winetrobe Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) December 31, 1978 Running time 108 min. Country United States Language English