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Writer (WGA):
David Stenn (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 1991 (USA) See more »
When a girl has a heart of stone, there's only one way to melt it. Just add Ice.
A rap-oriented remake of "The Wild One", with heavy emphasis on the fact that rap star Vanilla Ice has assumed the Marlon Brando role. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Naomi Campbell ... Singer at First Club

Vanilla Ice ... Johnny

Deezer D ... Jazz (as Deezer D.)
Kevin Hicks ... Sir D.

Allison Dean ... Princess
Bobbie Brown ... Monique (as Bobby Brown)

Kristin Minter ... Kathy

Sydney Lassick ... Roscoe
Dody Goodman ... Mae

John Newton ... Nick (as John Haymes Newton)

Candy Clark ... Grace

Michael Gross ... Gordon

Victor DiMattia ... Tommy
Brooke Alexander ... Reporter

Jack McGee ... Clarke
Ted Swanson ... Bartender

S.A. Griffin ... Morrisey
Louie Bonanno ... Sugar Shack Singer

Portia Dawson ... Tracy
Amy Tenowich ... Lisa

Kathryn Morris ... Jen (as Kathy Morris)
Crawford Binion ... Cop
Tracey Bass ... Singer at Final Club
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cameo Cara Martine ... Announcer (uncredited)
Brian Patrick ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tera Tabrizi ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
David Kellogg 
Writing credits
David Stenn (written by)

Produced by
Martin Bandier .... executive producer
Shep Gordon .... executive producer
Charles Koppelman .... executive producer
Carolyn Pfeiffer .... producer
Ted Swanson .... line producer (as Ted Adams Swanson)
Lionel Wigram .... producer
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
Cinematography by
Janusz Kaminski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Debra Goldfield 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Nina Ruscio 
Art Direction by
Carey Meyer 
Set Decoration by
Sally Nicholaou Hamilton 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Ferrin 
Makeup Department
Mindy Hall .... key makeup artist
Susan Mills .... key hair stylist
Ann Pala .... additional hair stylist
Ann Pala .... additional makeup artist
Paul Starr .... makeup artist: Naomi Campbell
Production Management
Bill Reid .... post-production supervisor
D. Smith .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew J. Clark .... first assistant director (as Matthew Clark)
Robert Lorenz .... second assistant director
Clay Newbill .... second assistant director
Rachael Splinter .... additional assistant director
William Bradford Swanson .... additional assistant director (as Bradford Swanson)
Lionel Wigram .... second unit director
Bob Wishnefsky .... additional assistant director (as Robert Wishnefsky)
Art Department
David Creech .... set dresser
Michael Devine .... assistant art director
Bob Fox .... construction coordinator
Stanford Gilbert .... property assistant (as Stanford S. Gilbert)
Todd Jacques .... leadman
David Neil Jensen .... assistant art director (as David Thor Jensen)
Meegan King .... construction foreman
Rick Newsome .... production illustrator (as Richard Newsome)
King Orba .... property assistant (as Mark Wallace)
Christopher Parker .... leadman
Cheri Paul .... property master
Stephen Reece .... carpenter
Twyla Reppen .... painter
Anthony Scott .... lead scenic artist
Anthony Siarkiewicz .... lead scenic artist (as Anthony Scott)
Chris Vail .... on-set dresser (as Christopher Vail)
Larry Whitney .... utility construction
Mark Wilson .... head carpenter
Robert J. Young .... set dresser (as Robert Young)
Sound Department
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer (as David W. Alstadler)
Charles R. Beith Jr. .... sound editor (as Charles R. Beith)
Bill Bell .... sound editor
Karla Caldwell .... adr supervisor
Craig Cathers .... sound recordist
Tim Chilton .... foley walker (as Timothy Chilton)
Jerry Clemans .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (as Robert Costanza)
Mary Jo Devenney .... production sound mixer
David C. Eichhorn .... sound editor (as David Eichhorn)
Scott Eilers .... sound editor
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Harman)
Philip A. Hess .... sound editor (as Philip Hess)
J. Michael Hooser .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Hooser)
Alan Howarth .... additional sound designer
Kevin Kubota .... boom operator (as Kevin Y. Kubota)
John LaPage .... cableman (as John La Page)
Dan Luna .... sound editor (as Daniel Luna)
Gary Macheel .... supervising sound editor
A. David Marshall .... sound editor
Bill Rojas .... sound facility supervisor
Jill Schachne .... foley walker
Gary Shinkle .... sound editor
Dean St. John .... adr recordist
Dean St. John .... foley recordist
Mark Steele .... sound editor
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor (as Richard Steele)
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Terusa .... sound editor
Carol Tipton .... sound recordist
Troy Wilcox .... audio playback
Special Effects by
Ruck Goldreyer .... special effects
Peter Knowlton .... special effects
Brian Avery .... stunt player
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Rick Avery .... stunt player
Charlie Brewer .... stunt player
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunt player (as Greg W. Elam)
Richard Epper .... stunt player
Lance Gilbert .... stunt player
Andy Gill .... stunt player
Jack Gill .... stunt player
Marguerite Happy .... stunt player
Brett A. Jones .... stunt player (as Brett Jones)
Bob Minor .... stunt player
Wayne Montanio .... stunt player
Noon Orsatti .... stunt player
Kym Washington .... stunt player
Lavern Whitt .... stunt player (as La Vern Whitt)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marek Bojsza .... electrician (as Marek Bojska)
Michael Browne .... electrician
Michael A. Broz .... first assistant camera
Rick Favazzo .... crane operator: Louma crane (as Richard Favazzo)
Mauro Fiore .... chief lighting technician
Jarek Gorczycki .... best boy electric
Michael J. Jacobs .... special still photographer
Peter Jensen .... Steadicam operator
John Johnson .... still photographer (as John P. Johnson)
Scott C. Johnston .... dolly grip
Andrea Kampic .... film loader
Rob Lewbel .... electrician
Flavio Martínez Labiano .... camera operator (as Flavio Labiano)
Steven Meizler .... second assistant camera
Bob Myers .... grip
Jeffrey C. Mygatt .... best boy grip
Richard Pelusi .... key grip
Allan S. Robinson .... swingman
Gilbert Salas .... first assistant camera
Brett Santucci .... grip (as Brett 'Tooch' Santucci)
Mark Spath .... second assistant camera
J. Wesley Tillman .... grip
Scott Toland .... grip
Michael G. Wojciechowski .... second camera operator (as Michael Wojociechowski)
Casting Department
Diana Carroll .... extras casting
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting
Donna Morong .... casting associate (as Donna Jacobson)
Shannon Ward .... casting assistant (as Shannon M. Ward)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynda Foote .... costume supervisor
Vincent Lapper .... wardrobe assistant
Catherine Weaver .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Caroline Biggerstaff .... supervising editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Daniel Craven .... second assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Ellie Brooks Vizard .... second assistant editor (as Ellie Brooks)
Music Department
Jamie Forester .... supervising music editor (as Jamie Gelb)
Pete Ganbarg .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Bob Crisafulli .... driver
Jim Frear .... transportation coordinator
Bob Green .... driver
Thomas J. Hoke .... driver
Vincent L. Modugno .... driver
John Reed .... driver
Leroy Reed .... driver
Dan Riportella .... transportation captain (as Danny Riportella)
Clarence Rodriguez .... driver
Tommy Ray Smith .... driver
Chuck Visconte .... driver
Other crew
Tamara Allen .... assistant production coordinator
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Mady Manson Burza .... assistant production accountant
Andrew Day .... production office assistant
Jane Everett .... assistant: Mr. Wigram
Lulu Heideman .... assistant: Mr. Kellogg
Pat Jackson .... production welfare worker (as Patrick Jackson)
Jana Karas .... first aid
Nancy Lazarus .... assistant location manager
Jesse Long .... script supervisor (as Jesse H. Long)
Sharon Medearis .... horse wrangler
Deborah J. Page .... location assistant
Larry Pearson .... location manager
Peggy Rosson .... production accountant (as Peggy Ann Rosson)
Deborah Simmrin .... unit publicist
Ginny Warner .... production coordinator
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
John Siedenburg .... caterer: head chef (uncredited)

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #31403)
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Did You Know?

Johnny Van Owen's jacket has the following phrases/words/symbols embroidered on it: DANGER, DEEP, Down by law, FREEZE, HYPE, ICE, Lust, ah yeah!, ROLLIN, sex me up, yep yep, ? (question mark), DOPE and the letters "JK" surrounded by a star.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Johnny step out from Kathy room through window and lawn sprinklers start working, Johnny jumps over camera rails.See more »
Johnny:What's up Slick?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jarhead (2005)See more »
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79 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
Watch a director destroy his career, 26 July 2000
Author: obiwan-27 from New England

This "film" is so bad that the director, David Kellogg, couldn't get another job for 8 years afterwards. One wonders why he took the job in the first place ($$). Directing Vanilla Ice in a movie is surely equivalent to selling your soul to the Devil.

Let's not mince words: COOL AS ICE sucks big time. Its one redeeming feature is that it's unintentionally hilarious. (I suppose a Vanilla Ice fan might enjoy the frequent spontaneous rap numbers. However, if you actually respect this freak I pity you.) Surprisingly, Mr. Ice does not turn in the worst performance--although make no mistake, he IS terrible. That honor goes to the two corrupt cop thugs. I think their bumbling ways were supposed to provide comic relief, or something, but since these are the two worst actors to have ever walked the face of the earth, they just come off looking like what they are... talentless idiots. And Michael Gross, late of "Family Ties" and star of numerous bad TV movies, proves once again that he'll do anything for money. Here he plays a former cop, now member of the witness relocation program, who stupidly lets himself be seen on TV so that his old corrupt cop enemies can see him and track him down. This is supposed to form the main plot of the movie. You heard right, this is supposed to be a DRAMA. It's almost inconceivable that this was passed off as a dramatic piece, but it says so right on the video cover. Go figure.

Now to the funny bits, of which there are no shortage. Vanilla Ice is ostensibly the star of the movie, but his jackets should have received top billing. The huge puffy orange jacket he spends the first part of the movie in has to be seen to be believed. You could hide a Lincoln Continental in that thing. And despite the fact that the movie was filmed in the desert, Mr. Ice shows no inclination to remove it. Clearly the man is ready to suffer for his art. The not-quite-as-large but similarly ridiculous black leather (pleather?) jacket he wears for the rest of the movie is worth its weight in comic gold as well. You'll be entertained throughout by the cryptic phrases emblazoned thereon. Things like "Oh yeah" (on the collar), "Sex me up" (on one arm), and "Down by law" (across the back). Obviously these have some symbolic signifigance that I am not grasping in my ignorance. Oh, to be as savvy as Vanilla Ice. Evidently the entire budget of the film was spent on Ice's wardrobe, because everyone else in the movie wears clothes from the clearance rack at Walmart.

Other great moments not to be missed:

Mr. Ice dry humping his teenaged love interest on the floor during a dance number. Very classy.

The peanut butter-sardine-pineapple sandwich. Yum.

Vanilla Ice saying "You don't know me. You don't know me at all!" in an Oscar clip moment. Then he zips off on his dayglo painted motorcycle. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper were never so cool.

Vanilla Ice and his posse busting through the SECOND floor of a building on their motorcycles. He's so cool, even the laws of physics don't apply.

Ice uttering the hysterical line "Drop that zero. Get wit' a hero." Has to be heard to be appreciated.

Overall I give this masterpiece of schlock a 3/10. It probably doesn't deserve that much, but it sure is funny.

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