Cool Runnings (1993)

(6.7/10) out of 40,352 votes
Runtime: 98 minutes
Color: Color
Budget: $15,000,000
Awards: 2 Awards, 2 Nominations

Genres: , , ,

Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Lynn Siefert, Michael Ritchie
Cast: Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy, Raymond J. Barry, Peter Outerbridge, Paul Coeur, Larry Gilman, Charles Hyatt, Winston Stona, Bertina Macauley, Pauline Stone Myrie, Kristoffer Cooper, Bill Dow

One dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty below zero.

Irving Blitzer disgraced himself when putting extra weights into his team's bob in the Olympics, resulting in his gold medal being taken away from him. Years later, Derice Bannock, son to a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100-yard sprint for the Olympics due to a stupid accident. But when he hears of Irving Blitzer living also on Jamaica, Derice decides to go to the Games anyway, if not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some starting problems, the first Jamaican bobsledding team is formed and heads for Calgary. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are only laughed at, since nobody can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a disgraced trainer seriously. But team spirit and a healthy self confidence may lead to a few surprises in the upcoming Winter Games.

Fun Fact: Contrary to the movie, the infamous crash wasn't due to a mechanical error, but more or less losing control of the sled at such a high speed.

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