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Cool Runnings

Entertaining story - loosely based on true events - of four Jamaican bobsleighers who dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow.

With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection - and go all out for glory. One of John Candy's last film roles.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2014 11:30

BBC Films: Review of Cool Runnings

"This tale of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team is full of feel-good vigorous fun."

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Role Contributor
DirectorJon Turteltaub
Derice BannockLeon
Sanka CoffieDoug E Doug
Junior BevilRawle D Lewis
Yul BrennerMalik Yoba
Irving 'Irv' BlitzerJohn Candy
CoolidgeWinston Stona
Kurt HemphillRaymond J Barry
Josef GroolPeter Outerbridge
RogerPaul Coeur
LarryLarry Gilman
ProducerDawn Steel
WriterLynn Siefert
WriterMichael Ritchie

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