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Cool Runnings
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Directed By
Jon Turteltaub

Written By:
Tommy Swerdlow, Lynn Siefert, Michael Goldberg

Leon, Doug E. Doug, John Candy, Marco Brambilla, Malik Yoba, Raymond J. Barry, Peter Outerbridge, Paul Coeur, Larry Gilman, Rawle Lewis

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Cool Runnings (1993)
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Movie Review by Zara
March 30th, 2007

Pride... Power...

This is one of those movies that always makes me laugh. Based on the true story of a group of Jamaican runners who didn't make the cut for the summer Olympics and decide to try their luck at bobsledding in the winter Olympics, there's a lot of things in this movie which turned the "based on true events" into "inspired by true events."

But frankly, I don't care. There is a great heart to this movie, learning to find yourself, lead others and listen. I love how the men all mesh together, showcasing that the weakest points of one person can be the strongest points of another.

Yes, it's sappy and sentimental and a little bit simple. But even after multiple viewings it doesn't lose its heart. I still get choked up when they carry in their bobsled and I still feel that pride and powah (!) when the men learn to work as a team.

I'm surprised this movie isn't more of a classic.

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Apr 5, 2007 5:41 PM
"I'm surprised this movie isn't more of a classic."

You said it all right there, Miss Zara! I love this movie and it just never gets old for me. I'm a bad ass mutha who don't take no crap off of nobody! ;)
Apr 5, 2007 8:34 PM
That part where he tells him that he can have his Buckingham Palace if he really wants it? I love that part.

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