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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 of qualifying for Jamaica's 1988 Olympic track team are dashed, scrounges around looking for another sport for the competition. Since ex-United States gold medal bobsledding winner Irv Blitzer (John Candy) now lives in Jamaica, Derice chooses bobsledding, convincing Irv to coach the team. Derice then forms his team. He gets his friend Sanka Cofie (Doug E. Doug) to join up and recruits Junior Bevil (Rawle D. Lewis), a young man who lacks self-confidence, and Yul Brenner (Malik Yoba), a disagreeable and bitter malcontent. After setbacks and near disasters, the group jells as team members and they head off to the Olympics to compete for an Olympic spot. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 1, 1993

Cast

Leon
as Derice Bannock
Doug E. Doug
as Sanka Coffie
Malik Yoba
as Yul Brenner
John Candy
as Irv Blitzer
Larry Gilman
as Larry
Peter Outerbridge
as Josef Grool
Paul Coeur
as Roger
Chemin Sylvia Bernard
Jaki Brown-Karman
Phill Lewis
Raymond J. Barry
as Kurt Hemphill
Charles Hyatt
as Whitby Bevil Jr.
Winston Stona
as Coolidge
Bill Dow
as Registration Official
Jay Brazeau
as Kroychzech
Campbell Lane
as Shindler
Matthew Walker
as German Official
David Lovgren
as Swiss Captain
Fitz Weir
as Uncle Ferte
Charles Harvey
as Cop #1
Fitz Weir
as Uncle Ferte
David Lovgren
as Swiss Captain
Jay Brazeau
as Kroychzech
Winston Stona
as Coolidge
Charles Hyatt
as Whitby Bevil Jr.
Matthew Walker
as German Official
Raymond J. Barry
as Kurt Hemphill
Campbell Lane
as Shindler
Bill Dow
as Registration Official

Crew

Jon Turteltaub
Director
Daniel Steel
Producer
Dawn Steel
Producer
Tommy Swerdlow
Screenwriter
Michael Ritchie
Screenwriter
Anthony C. Winkler
Screenwriter
Lynn Siefert
Screenwriter
Michael Goldberg
Screenwriter
Phedon Papamichael
Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Bruce Green
Editor
Gary Kosko
Art Director
Richard Roberts
Art Director
Susan B. Landau
Executive Producer
Christopher Meledandri
Executive Producer
Lesley Beale
Set Designer
Grania Preston
Costume Designer
Bill Orr
Special Effects
Bruce Franklin
First Assistant Director
Kelsee Devoreaux
Stunts
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor
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