First Friday Movie: Cool Runnings


Cool Runnings is a 1993 comedy hit starring John Candy and which tells the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team at the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Derice is a sprinter who falls in trials so fails to be picked for the Olympic squad. After hearing that sprinters make good bobsledders, he sets about getting a team together asking friends Sanka, Junior and fellow sprinter Yul. He searches out disgraced former Olympic bobsleigh champion Irv Blitzer (Candy) to coach the team.


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