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Monday, April 15, 2013

Cool Runnings

Coolest movie ever! I love this movie!!

Cool Runnings
-Irving Blitzer once had a Gold Medal in the Olympics, but it was promptly taken from him when it was discovered that his bobsled had weights in them. Now, ashamed of himself, Derice Bannock, son of a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100 yard sprint for the Olympics due to an accident. When he hears that Irving Blitzer lives in Jamaica, he decides to go to the Games anyway, if not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some initial problems, he has assembled the first Jamaican bobsledding team and they head to Canada. When they arrive, they only find laughs as a team led by Blitzer can't be taken seriously



-Leon: Derice Bannock
-Doug E. Doug: Sanke Coffie
-Rawle D. Lewis: Junior Bevil
-Malik Yoba: Yul Brenner
-John Candy: Irv
-Raymond J. Barry: Kurt Hemphill
-Peter Outerbridge: Josef Grool
-Paul Coeur: Roger
-Pauline Stone Myrie: Momma Coffie
-Charles Hyatt: Whitby Bevil Sr.
-Bertina Macauley: Joy Bannock

Did You Know?
-Based on a true story
-Contrary to the movie, the Jamaican bobsled team in real life was welcomed with open arms by the International Bobsled Teams. One of the teams went so far as to offer a back-up bobsled so they could qualify
-The crash scene at the end of the movie is actual footage from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada

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