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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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.

Last on

Mon 27 May 2013 15:10 BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Derice Bannock
Sanka Coffie
Doug E Doug
Junior Bevil
Rawle D Lewis
Yul Brenner
Malik Yoba
Irving 'Irv' Blitzer
John Candy
Jon Turteltaub
Kurt Hemphill
Raymond J Barry
Josef Grool
Peter Outerbridge
Paul Coeur
Larry Gilman
Dawn Steel
Lynn Siefert
Michael Ritchie


  • Mon 25 Aug 2008 13:25 BBC One except Channel Islands, North East & Cumbria, Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire

  • Mon 25 Aug 2008 14:10 BBC One Channel Islands, North East & Cumbria, Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire only

  • Thu 25 Dec 2008 20:30 BBC Three

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