Cool Runnings

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Cool Runnings
Directed byJon Turteltaub
Produced byDawn Steel
Susan B. Landau
Chris Meledandri
Jeffrey Bydalek
Written byLynn Siefert
Tommy Swerdlow
Michael Goldberg
Story byLynn Siefert
Michael Ritchie
Doug E. Doug
Rawle D. Lewis
Malik Yoba
John Candy
Music byJimmy Cliff
Nick Glennie-Smith
Hans Zimmer
CinematographyPhedon Papamichael
Edited byBruce Green
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1993 (1993-10-01)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$14 million
Box office$154,856,263

Cool Runnings is a 1993 Disney sports comedy movie. It stars John Candy and Doug E. Doug. It is about the first Jamaican bobsled team who wanted to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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Cool Runnings is set in Jamaica. When a Jamaican sprinter gets disqualified during the tryouts for the Olympics because he fell over, he still wanted to compete. After seeing a picture of a bobsled, he wanted to become a bobsledder. He managed to get 3 other people to form a team. The first ever Jamaican bobsled team was trained by Irv, a retired athlete. When they went to the Olympics, they successfully passed the track under 1 minute, so they qualified. After being disqualified, Irv went to talk to the judges, and the Jamaican team were back. After a rough first round, they came back surprisingly. however, during the finals the bobsled broke, crashing. They walked to the finish line, with everyone cheering. When they returned, they were heroes and the competed in the next Olympics.

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