Cool Runnings (1993). "Sanka you dead?"
Cool Runnings, what else can you say? A hit comedy with a punny name what could go wrong? Nothing. Literally nothing. Feel the rhythm feel the rhyme everyone listen up it's podcast time!
Storyline :Four Jamaicans form their country's first ever bobsled team to compete in the upcoming 1988 Winter Olympics. They enlist the help of a disgraced former Olympic gold medal winner to reluctantly coach them. However, when they reach Calgary, they're treated as outsiders by the other teams, who fear they'll only succeed in embarrassing the sport.
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Malik Yoba and Rawle D. Lewis
Awards: 2 Wins & 2 Nominations
Film Budget: $14,000,000 (estimated)
Gross Worldwide: $154,856,263
We really felt the rhythm of this soundtrack. Perfectly Jamaican and perfectly sums up the inspiration and power of this movie.
One dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty below zero. Just the facts.
At the time, it was the highest grossing live action film released under the Walt Disney Pictures banner.
Contrary to the story in movie, the Jamaican team was met with open arms by the international Bobsledding teams. One of the other teams even went so far as to lend the Jamaican team a back-up sled so they could qualify.
In 2015, Sanka Coffie (Doug E. Doug) revealed he still has Sanka's lucky eggs. They were made of rubber.
Actual television sports footage from ABC network covering the 1988 Winter Olympics was utilized for the film and edited into the movie.
Yes, you can enjoy this film on Disney+
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