Cool Runnings [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 3687406
  • Release Date: 08/24/1999
  • Rating: PG
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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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    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



    Customer rating

    4.6
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Funny at times

      Posted
      joe1979

      This movie has a good story to it and can be funny at points but doesn't deliver like i wanted it to. Before seeing it i had heard how good it was but after seeing it i can say i was disappointed as a whole. If you can get by with a few good laughs then check it out. If you are not easily amused then you better pass on this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Root for the underdogs

      Posted
      bunny
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      Based loosely on the real Jamaican bobsled Olympic team, it's fun to root for the underdogs and stay the course. I really like this movie (and John Candy is in it!)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not Bad

      Posted
      kevman79

      'Cool Runnings' isn't the best movie I've ever seen, but it's worth a watch, and John Candy does a good job, as usual, playing the coach of the first Jamaican bobsled team to make it to the Olympics. Recommended, widescreen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      Posted
      AStew
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      This is a great movie about never giving up. If you like feel good movies then you will like this one. I would reccomend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cheer loud

      Posted
      mae49
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      Great film about believing in yourself and fullfilling dreams, and the soundtrack makes you want to get up and dance to the Jamaican music. Stand up and cheer for this favorite!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Rather amusing. Provided some good laughs

      Posted
      Twizt3dNinjalo
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      A good movie for the whole family. The characters mostly start out as strangers but end up very close friends. There are also a couple good lessons to be learned from the events that unfold.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent classic what more can I say

      Posted
      mobley
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      John Candy is superb is the coach of thiswonderful group of young men I would recommend this to anybody that wants a good sports movie and the sport isn't football or baseball

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie full of Laughs

      Posted
      ECs11885
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      I loved this movie as a kid and got the urge to buy it while watching Bobsledding during the Winter Olympics. Got it and glad I did, its still just as funny to me!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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