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Cool Runnings [DVD] [1993]

SKU:3687406
Release Date:08/24/1999
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Jon Turteltaub's comic telling of the story behind the Jamaican bobsledding team, Cool Runnings comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This Disney/Buena Vista title does a fine job of presenting the film, but offers little else. Fans of the film will enjoy the disc, but there may not be enough here to interest others.
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    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 33)

    Synopsis


    Cool Runnings
    Cool Runnings fictionalizes the true story of a bobsledding team from Jamaica making it to the Olympics. The tale begins when Derice Bannock (Leon), realizing that due to an accident his chances of qualifying for Jamaica's 1988 Olympic track team are dashed, scrounges around looking for another sport for the competition. Since ex-United States gold medal bobsledding winner Irv Blitzer (John Candy) now lives in Jamaica, Derice chooses bobsledding, convincing Irv to coach the team. Derice then forms his team. He gets his friend Sanka Cofie (Doug E. Doug) to join up and recruits Junior Bevil (Rawle D. Lewis), a young man who lacks self-confidence, and Yul Brenner (Malik Yoba), a disagreeable and bitter malcontent. After setbacks and near disasters, the group jells as team members and they head off to the Olympics to compete for an Olympic spot. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Leon
      Leon - Derice Bannock
    • Doug E. Doug
      Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
    • Malik Yoba
      Malik Yoba - Yul Brenner
    • Rawle D. Lewis
      Rawle D. Lewis - Junior Bevil
    • John Candy
      John Candy - Irv Blitzer




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