Duluth reference in The Cutting Edge

Yes, the 1992 movie The Cutting Edge is utterly cheesy, but we’re nothing if not thorough at PDD, so we must include it with the other references to Duluth in the realm of major motion pictures.

D. B. Sweeney plays the part of Doug Dorsey, a hockey player from the fictional town of Mayhorn, Minn., which is apparently supposed to be near Duluth. When Sweeney’s career is cut short, he goes back to Minnesota. It is unclear whether he is in Mayhorn or Duluth, but the radio station he listens to broadcasts out of Duluth.

This list of other films with Duluth references includes all of these …

… plus Sleepless in Seattle, Garden State, Leatherheads, The Big Year, Iron Will and probably a few more no one has mentioned yet.


K. Praslowicz

about 9 years ago

There is a documentary on Netflix now called Into the Cold that has a brief Duluth reference within the first 15 minutes. Basically the guy lands at the airport. Shows the fighter on display out front. Asks why anyone from Southern California would come here, and then goes to stay at the Econo Lodge.


about 9 years ago

I hung out with someone in Tucson one time who mentioned Duluth.


about 9 years ago

Cannonball run mentions Duluth as well. Around the 52 / 54 minute mark.


about 9 years ago

I know a dude in Austin with a lift bridge tattoo...

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