• Cool Runnings (1993)

Cool Runnings

Release Date: October 1st, 1993

DVD Release Date: August 24th, 1999

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Four Jamaican bobsledders 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.

Cast: Leon , Doug E. Doug, Malik Yoba, John Candy, Rawle D. Lewis, Raymond J. Barry, Larry Gilman, Peter Outerbridge

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Gativideo, Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, Underdog, 1980s, Hotel, Amusing, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    The Seattle Times

    The most enjoyable mainstream comedy since "Sister Act." It's slim, it's superficial and it hedges every commercial bet in the book. But for some reason, none of this prevents it from being a whole lotta fun. [1 Oct 1993, p.D16]

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The problem with a story like this is that it's almost too perfect. It tends to break out of the boundaries of the typical sports movie, and undermine those easy cliches that are so reassuring to sports fans. show more

  • 100
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's the kind of movie you may approach with a show-me attitude, only to be won over to its hip sense of fun and a gentle humanity that lets you walk away with a glow. [1 Oct 1993, p.C1]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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