Cool Runnings

Synopsis: You'll love Cool Runnings - the outrageously funny comedy hit inspired by the true story of Jamaica's first Olympic bobsled team. They were four unlikely athletes with one impossible dream. Now, with the help of ex-champion as their coach (John Candy), four Jamaicans leave their sunny island home and enter the chilly winter Olympics to compete for the gold in a sport they know nothing about - bobsled racing! Finding the courage in each other to give it their all, they meet the challenge, and soon become heroes - taking the whole world along for the ride! You'll be cheering long and loud for this unlikely team in this feel-good comedy hit!

Rating: G.

Run Time: 94 Minutes

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Dvd Extra's: Subtitles: English

Nudity Factor: None.

Of Note: The crash scene at the end of the movie is the real footage taken from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

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Review by: Jason James
A movie the follows the first ever Jamaican bobsled team. Stars the late great John Candy. Of course they have no idea what they are getting themselves into. First off I have to say this is a light hearted comedy. You follow four guys from Jamaica each from a different walk of life and each joining the bobsled team for a different reason. As the story unfolds you get to see how those backgrounds make them the team they become. To be honest the movie does have its faults. The acting at times is hit or miss just like the fake accents. The story does deviate a lot from the actual story but then again it had to if it wanted to be a light hearted comedy. The story they create around the true story is entertaining to watch. Along with the story goes the soundtrack that fits in real nice to the story. Overall I enjoy this movie for what it is, a light hearted comedy. If you want exciting sports action then this is not for you.