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Friday, June 21, 2013

Cool Runnings (1993)

"Cool Runnings" (1993) is a 1993 American sports comedy directed by Jon Turteltaub. The writers based the story on the debut of the Jamaican national bobsleigh team at the 1988 Winter Olympics and stars Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, and John Candy. Walt Disney Pictures produced a highly successful movie at the box office. It's a feel-good film with an outstanding balance of silliness and seriousness. It has some excellent lessons about perseverance and achieving your dream, even if that dream wasn't how you pictured it. Everyone in the movie did a fantastic job. I highly recommend "Cool Runnings" if you're looking for a good family movie everyone can laugh at and enjoy.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Lynn Siefert, Michael Ritchie, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg

Starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy, Raymond J. Barry, Peter Outerbridge, Paul Coeur, Larry Gilman, Charles Hyatt, Winston Stona, Bertina Macaulay, Pauline Stone Myrie, Kristoffer Cooper

Four Jamaican bobsleighers 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.