Derice Bannock
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Derice Bannock (Character)
from Cool Runnings (1993)

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Cool Runnings (1993)
[Sanka reveals a hot water bottle nestled under his shirt]
Derice Bannock: I can't believe you're still cold, mon.
Sanka Coffie: Cold? I'm freezing my royal Rastafarian nay-nays off!

[repeated lines]
Derice Bannock: Sanka you dead?
Sanka Coffie: Ya, mon.

[Pre-race cheer]
Kids: Who's the captain of our crew? Who's a friend to me and you? Kinda nice, good-looking too! Sanka, Sanka, yay, Sanka!
Sanka Coffie: Ha ha ha! Get back to work!
Derice Bannock: Who's the big hot bag of air, who doesn't have to comb his hair? Who doesn't bathe and doesn't care, Sanka, Sanka, yay, Sanka!

Sanka Coffie: The key elements to a successful sled team are a steady driver, and three strong runners to push off down the ice. Ice? Ice!
Derice Bannock: Well, it's kind of a winter sport, you know.
Sanka Coffie: You mean winter, as in ice?
Derice Bannock: Possibly.
Sanka Coffie: You mean winter, as in igloos and Eskimos and penguins and ice?
Derice Bannock: Maybe.
Sanka Coffie: See ya!

Derice Bannock: "Cool Runnings" means "Peace Be The Journey."

Sanka Coffie: Rise and shine!
Derice Bannock: It's butt-whippin' time!

Josef Grul: Hey, Jamaica! Watch out for Number Twelve turn. Scary, ja?
Derice Bannock: What's his problem?
Irv: He's Josef Grul. He's one of the best drivers in the world.
Yul Brenner: Yeah, he's one of the biggest ASSHOLES in the world, too.

Irv: Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without one, you'll never be enough with one.
[Turns to leave]
Derice Bannock: Hey coach, how will I know if I'm enough?
Irv: When you cross that finish line tomorrow, you'll know.

Sanka Coffie: Hey Derice! Ya dead?
Derice Bannock: No mon, I'm not dead. We have to finish the race...

Derice Bannock: Hey, you can pee now.
Sanka Coffie: Um too late.

Derice Bannock: [Derice sees Sanka's breath in the cold Calgary air] Sanka mon, whatcha smoking?
Sanka Coffie: I'm not smoking, I'm breathing!

Sanka Coffie: So, let's talk about this billsled team.
Derice Bannock: No, bobsled team.
Sanka Coffie: Whoever. Now, about the Weaties box. I'm gunna be on it myself, right?
Derice Bannock: No, mon, you gunna be on it with me.

Sanka Coffie: 'Nuff people say, you know they can't believe, Jamaica, we have a bobsled team. We have the one Derice...
Derice Bannock: And the one Junior...
Junior Bevill: Yu-
[Yul gives him a "don't even think about it" look]
Junior Bevill: ... Sanka!
Derice Bannock: The fastest of the fastest of Jamaican sprinters...
Sanka Coffie, Derice Bannock, Junior Bevill: Go to Olympics, fight for Jamaica!

Derice Bannock: [Derice drums over his teamates' helmets]
Sanka Coffie: Hey! Hey! What you doin?
Derice Bannock: This is what the Swiss do to psyche themselves up!
Sanka Coffie: They also make them little pocket knives, too, but I don't see you doing that!

Joy Bannock: [Joy and Momma Coffie sit in the stands as they wait for Sanka's pushcart race to begin. Derice comes along, and stands next to Joy. Joy kisses him] Derice, is Sanka ready?
Momma Coffie: Ready? That boy's never ready! He's a lazy, sorry, no-good bag of bones.
Derice Bannock, Joy Bannock: [laugh loudly at Momma Coffie's statement, thinking that she's just joking]
Momma Coffie: [seriously] So what ya laughing at?

Sanka Coffie: Look, Star. Let me tell you a little something, alright? When you need something from me, you don't have to hand me a bunch of lines. All you have to do is look at me in the eye and say, "Sanka, you are my best friend, we've been through a whole heap together, and I really, really need you."
Derice Bannock: Sanka, you're right. And you are my best friend. We've been through a whole lot together.
Sanka Coffie: "Heap, heap!"
Derice Bannock: Sorry, mon. Whole heap together.
Sanka Coffie: "And I really, really need you."
Derice Bannock: And I really, really need you.
Sanka Coffie: [nods head slowly, then] ... Forget it!

Derice Bannock: You don't see the Swiss team fighting, do you?
Derice Bannock: You don't see the Swiss team drinking and carrying on and such.
Sanka Coffie: And you don't see the Swiss team smiling neither.
Sanka Coffie: In fact, if one of those Swiss boys ever come across a pretty girl, he probably yell, "eins, zwei, drei" and try to push her down some ice.
[laughs]

Irv: [telling Derice why he cheated] It's a fair question. It's quite simple, really. I had to win. You see, Derice, I had made winning my whole life, and when you make winning your whole life, you have to keep on winning, no matter what. Understand?
Derice Bannock: No, I don't understand. You won two gold medals. You had it all.
Irv: Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.