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Story

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

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

LeonDerice Bannock
Doug E. DougSanka Coffie
Rawle D. LewisJunior Bevil
Malik YobaYul Brenner
John CandyIrv
Raymond J. BarryKurt Hemphill
Peter OuterbridgeJosef Grool
Jay BrazeauKroychzech

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Jon Turteltaub
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 98 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 1, 1993
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 3, 2002
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