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Cool as Ice -- It's Ice, Ice, baby, all the way as rapper Vanilla Ice stars as motorcycle-riding bad boy Johnny, who attempts to melt the heart of an uptight high school honors student.


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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 »
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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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)
Chris Smiles ... Party 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)
Location Management
Nancy Lazarus .... assistant location manager
Deborah J. Page .... location assistant
Larry Pearson .... location manager
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
Jesse Long .... script supervisor (as Jesse H. Long)
Sharon Medearis .... horse wrangler
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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Additional Details

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #31403)
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Did You Know?

Johnny Van Owen's jacket is embroidered with: DANGER, DEEP, Down by law, FREEZE, HYPE, ICE, Lust, ah yeah!, ROLLIN, sex me up, yep yep, a question mark, DOPE, and the letters "JK" surrounded by a star.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After the motorcycle ride, Kathy asks Johnny, "Where are you from" without moving her mouth.See more »
Johnny:Check this though, I'll be right over there.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) (VG)See more »
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75 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Perfection, thy name is Cool As Ice, 11 February 2000
Author: chris3s from Chapel Hill, NC

This film can only be described as brilliant. Cool As Ice is a cinematic tour de force, and it resonates with unique passion and joie de vivre. Every character is brimming with both gritty realism and inspired originality, while the script is simply the best to be penned since Chinatown. Expertly crafted with stunning visuals and sparse narrative, the film presents a fascinating interpretation, through the use of archetypal characters, of the age-old story of the uptown girl and the downtown man. The cinematography is refreshingly restrained, with the intriguing exception of the use of Vanilla Ice's leather jacket as a narrative device. The fresh threads contain numerous words, ranging from "Down by Law" (the name of a punk band), to Yep (1/2 of Ice's catch phrase), to "Sex me up." At relevant moments, the camera will dwell upon a particular word or expression, enhancing the cinematic experience dramatically. Although it is but one example of the film's innovative technique, this device is representative of the consistently inventive, moving and magnificent film. Already a well-respected movie, Cool As Ice will inevitably enter the annals of truly great cinema after sufficient time has past to permit its canonization.

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