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There really was a Jamaican bobsled team. And if the movie "Cool Runnings" can be trusted, the Jamaicans practiced on a bobsled with wheels, in the absence of any snow in their native land. Then they went to the winter Olympics, where the crowds cheered their pluck, if not their speed.
COOL RUNNINGS is loosely based on the real-life 1988 Jamaican bobsled team. When an accident prevents Derice Bannock (Leon) from making Jamaica's Olympic track team, he searches for another way to compete. Derice convinces Irv Blitzer , a former gold medalist, to coach his team. The team overcomes some serious setbacks to make it to the Olympic ...
Cool Runnings fictionalizes the true story of a bobsledding team from Jamaica making it to the Olympics. The tale begins when Derice Bannock (Leon), realizing that due to an accident his chances ...
- drama, comedy
Cool Runnings doesn't even rate a bronze medal as either sports film or comedy. Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 Top Critic. Leonard Klady Variety. March 21, 2007 The offbeat, fact-based saga ...
Cool Runnings movie reviews & Metacritic score: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach (John Candy) to establish the first Jamaican Bobsled...
- Jon Turteltaub
- John Candy
"Cool Runnings" is one of my favorite movies. I watch this movie a lot. It makes me laugh. I think it is one of John Candy's best performances. The story is amazing and unthinkable. Some true story movies can end up being really bad, but "Cool Runnings" is a great success.
A Walt Disney movie, Cool Runnings is based upon the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Release date October 1, 1993
It's typical, comfort food Disney fluff, that has surprisingly a lot more profanities in it than I would expect in a PG film! I think the story is fine, but some references they make in "Cool Runnings" make this more of a tween-friendly movie.