Cool Runnings (1993)

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  • Blue Maaga Working
  • Rasta Rockett Alternative
  • Cool Running Alternative


Sports comedy based on true events. Not selected for the Olympics as a sprinter, Derice tries his hand as part of a bobsleigh team. With the help of disgraced ex-athlete Irv Blitzer, the team make progress. In Canada, against the odds, they qualify, and despite a horrific crash in their third run, the team are uninjured and compete again at the next Olympics.

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