Cool Runnings

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I missed this movie in it's theatrical release and first saw in on video a few years ago and rolled on the floor laughing in many places. The plot is thoroughly ironic -- a Jamaican bobsled team!! -- and based on a real event. The actors play their parts with relish as they bring to life the unlikely dream of a team of Jamaican 'athletes' competing in the bobsled event of the Winter Olympics. It's funny. It's refreshing. It's pure entertainment. It's Cool Runnings, mon!

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A must-see movie!! Definitely one of my top 20 movies! A great true story.

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Funny - Funny - Funny!

by nbergmanjr@yahoo.com on 8/25/1999

I missed this movie in it's theatrical release and first saw in on video a few years ago and rolled on the floor laughing in many places. The plot is thoroughly ironic -- a Jamaican bobsled team!! -- and based on a real event. The actors play their parts with relish as they bring to life the unlikely dream of a team of Jamaican 'athletes' competing in the bobsled event of the Winter Olympics. It's funny. It's refreshing. It's pure entertainment. It's Cool Runnings, mon! Read More

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Hilarious!!

by SLD on 11/27/1999

A must-see movie!! Definitely one of my top 20 movies! A great true story. Read More

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Product Overview

The true story of four unlikely jamaican athletes whos dream is to become olympic champions. With the help of their coach, they enter the winter olympics in a sport they know nothing about - bobsledding - in a climate they can barely imagine.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40114276
UPC 717951002754
UPC 14 00717951002754
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Recommended
Slapstick
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note Inspired by the true story of the first Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team. The always appealing Candy is the ex-champion who takes on the four islanders who know nothing about the sport and whips them into champions.
Plot Summary
Summary When a fellow competitor trips Derice at an Olympic qualifying track meet, Derice fails to acquire the final points necessary to get to the summer games. To make matters worse, the local board refuses to reinstate Derice. But there's still way for him to make it to the Olympics.| After learning about a wacky American bobsledder living in Jamaica -- who had years earlier attempted to recruit Derice's father for a Jamaican bobsled team -- Derice's competitive spirit is renewed. Realizing that bobsledding may be his golden opportunity, he drafts his go-cart driving buddy Sanka, and talks Winter Olympian Irv Blitzer into coaching this offbeat team. Blitzer whips the dedicated athletes into bobsledding shape despite the total absence of snow. Together they're the weirdest outfit at Calgary -- but no one's more fun at the winter games.
Reviews
New York Times "...A cute, buoyant sports fantasy, jolted along by a reggae soundtrack and playfully acted by an appealing cast..." 10/01/1993 p.C8
Sight and Sound "...Heartwarming..." 04/01/1994 p.39-40
Variety "...Highly entertaining....The offbeat, fact-based saga is enlivened by the perfect balance of humor, emotion and insight..." 09/20/1993
Directors
Jon Turteltaub
Actors
John Candy
Cast & Crew
Leon - Actor
Doug E. Doug - Actor
John Candy - Actor
Malik Yoba - Actor
Raymond J. Barry - Actor
Peter Outerbridge - Actor
Jon Turteltaub - Director
Phedon Papamichael - Director of Photography
Nick Glennie-Smith - Musical Score
Hans Zimmer - Musical Score
Dawn Steel - Producer
Lynn Siefert, et al. - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 1737103
UPC 00717951002754
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Candy,John
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
CBS Radio, Los Angeles ...very, very funny!
ABC-TV Rocky on ice!
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...surprisingly entertaining with a nice sweetness ...
Richard Harrington, Washington Post ...wholesome, engaging, frequently hilarious, ultimately inspirational...

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