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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Leon
Doug E Doug
Rawle D Lewis
Malik Yoba
John Candy
Directors
John Turteltaub
Screenwriters
Michael Ritichie
Lynn Siefert
Tommy Swerdlow
Michael Goldberg
Running Time
98 minutes

Cool Runnings
One of John Candy's last films sees him coaching Jamaica's first Olympic bobsleigh team.


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Plot
The true story of the first Jamaican bobsleigh team. Derice is a sprinter who, after a fall in trials fails to be picked for the Olympic squad. Having heard that sprinters make good bobsleighers, he sets about getting a team together asking friends Sanka, and Junior and fellow sprinter Yul and searches out disgraced former Olympic bobsleigh champion Irv Blitzer to coach the team.


Verdict
Cheesy? Certainly. But strong performaces and a heart-warming storyline make this a winner.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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