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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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]

  • 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]

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