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Cool Runnings DVD


Based on an improbable but true story, Cool Runnings concerns the Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Director Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenon) does a fine job with both the absurdity of the situation (the athletes had never even seen snow) and the passion behind it (their desire to compete and win). John Candy, in one of his last roles, is touching as a disgraced coach who seizes the opportunity to work with the Jamaicans as a chance for redemption. The bobsled scenes look good and the races are exciting. The climax, which is entirely unexpected, takes the film to a wholly different level, even if events in the story don't quite match the facts. --Tom Keogh

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play The outrageously funny comedy hit inspired by the true story of Jamaica&39;s first Olympic bobsled team They were four unlikely athletes with one impossible dream Now with the help of an ex-champion as their coach (John Candy) Derice Sanka Junior and Yul leave their sunny island home and enter the chilly winter Olympics to compete for the gold in a sport they know nothing about - bobsled racing!

Based on a real scenario at the 1988 Olympics, this comedy focuses on the trials and tribulations of the first ever Jamaican bob-sled team and their coach (John Candy). Derice Bannock is due to qualify for Jamaica's track team but due to an accident his hopes are dashed. He finds out that a gold-medallist lives in Jamaica, former US resident and bob-sled champion Irv Blitzer (Candy) and persuades him to coach a team for entry into the 1988 Olympics. However, the team Bannock puts together has never sat in a bob-sled let alone seen snow.

  • Average Rating for Cool Runnings [1994] - 4 out of 5

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  • Cool Runnings [1994]
    Emma Daly

    Im only 10 years old and watching that film cracked me up I was out of breath just laughing and smiling I just couldnt stop...!
    Sanka:a realy funny guy who dosent like the cold he does a lot of things in the film but it can change when he gets cold...!
    the rest of the characters:cracks me up and when it comes 2 cold theres not 1 thing that bothers them...!

    I my self think you should make a new film called Cool Runnings 2 where you have a session of a film on 1 disk and a special editon on a nother.
    thankyou 4 your laughs and i hope my ideas will come 2 your mind and maybe come true...!

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