September 3, 2002
Buena Vista Home Video
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 98 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
When a fellow competitor trips Derice at an Olympic qualifying track meet, Derice fails to acquire the final points necessary to get to the summer games. To make matters worse, the local board refuses to reinstate Derice. But there's still way for him to make it to the Olympics.
After learning about a wacky American bobsledder living in Jamaica -- who had years earlier attempted to recruit Derice's father for a Jamaican bobsled team -- Derice's competitive spirit is renewed. Realizing that bobsledding may be his golden opportunity, he drafts his go-cart driving buddy Sanka, and talks Winter Olympian Irv Blitzer into coaching this offbeat team. Blitzer whips the dedicated athletes into bobsledding shape despite the total absence of snow. Together they're the weirdest outfit at Calgary -- but no one's more fun at the winter games.
The semi-true story of the Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team.
"Cool Runnings" is based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team, who became audience favorites as beloved underdogs in the 1988 Olympic games.
Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.