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Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings

Theatrical Release Date:
October 01, 1993
DVD Release Date:
August 24, 1999
Number of Discs:
Running Time:
USA:PG (For mild language and brief violence)

Based on a true story, this is the comedic saga of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as bobsled racers at the Winter Olympics. With few resources and virtually no clue about winter sports, it's an uphill course for this troupe from the tropics who are sliding on thin ice as they go for the gold in Calgary, Canada. Refusing to let anything stand in their way, these four Jamaicans enlist the help of a down-and-out ex-champion American slider named Irv. Unavoidably drawn back to a sport he had come to loathe, Irv is faced with coaching a team of complete novices. But once committed, he is determined to turn them around and to somehow right the wrongs of his own failed career. It's a bumpy ride but with pride, determination, and dignity, the bobsledders make their impossible dreams come true.

  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Color
  • 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Region 1
  • Dolby Surround Sound

Sanka Coffie
Doug E. Doug

Irv Blitzer
John Candy

Paul Coeur

Yul Brenner
Malik Yoba

Larry Gilman

Derice Bannock

Kurt Hemphill
Raymond J. Barry

Junior Bevil
Rawle D. Lewis

Josef Grool
Peter Outerbridge

Whitby Bevil Sr.
Charles Hyatt

Winston Stona

Joy Bannock
Bertina Macauley

Momma Coffie
Pauline Stone Myrie

Registration Official
Bill Dow

Jay Brazeau

Karl Schindler
Campbell Lane

August Gremmer
Jack Goth

German Official
Matthew Walker

British Official
Christopher Gaze

Swiss Captain
David Lovgren

Oliver Hunter

Uncle Ferte
Fitz Weir

Hotel Clerk
Cheryl Kroeker

Michael London