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Cool Runnings (1993) Poster

(1993)

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Anachronisms 

On the first day of the Olympic competition, there is a shot of flags waving in the wind. The flag of the Russian Federation is shown next to the American flag. However, in 1988, Russia was a part of the Soviet Union and would have used the Soviet Flag.
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When Irv Blitzer is registering for bobsled tryouts, the man at the computer is using a computer that was first introduced in the early 1990s, and the film is set in 1988.
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After Jamaica's second tournament run, there is a nighttime shot of the Calgary skyline. During this shot, you can see the Banker's Hall Building. That building wasn't completed until 1989, and the movie takes place in 1988.
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The movie is set in 1988, but 1990s cars can be seen outside the Relaxx Inn in Calgary, Canada.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Junior is looking in the mirror at the bar, his words don't match with lips.
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Character error 

The board of results drawn up in the Jamaican village bar lists England as a competing team. England does not field separate teams in Olympic events; it only competes as part of a British team.
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Continuity 

As the team makes their first downhill run in acceptable time, one wheel can be seen bouncing off the sled. Yet when the sled comes to rest against the Police officer's vehicle all tires are on the sled.
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As the Jamaican team prepares to start their qualifying run, all full shots of the sled show it gray and unpainted, but close-ups show the sled painted with the patterns later used in the film
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In the shot in the bar when the coach is angry, he goes over, picks up a pool stick and repeatedly smashes the radio. You can see the wooden frame fall off the table leaving just the inside parts on the bar during one of the smashes. He then proceeds to place the pool stick back on the rack and walks back and sits down. When he does, you can see the wood frame and inside parts of the radio both sitting on the bar again.
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When Derice falls in the Summer tryouts, the right side of his face goes down to the track. When they close in on him, the dirt from the track is on the left side of his face.
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When Derice Bannock and Sanka Coffie have set up a kissing booth; the camera zooms in and you see the old lady second in line and no sign of Joy Bannock. However, when the camera zooms in even more and the other lady walks away; Joy Bannock is first in line and Sanka Coffie gets the old lady.
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Just before the Jamaican sledders go to the county-western bar, Yul Brenner and Junior are talking in the room and Junior does not have a hat on. Next Yul Brenner opens the door to speak with Sanka Coffie. Towards the end of the conversation Junior is seen with a hat on in the background. When Yul Brenner is finished speaking to Sanka he turns to talk to Junior, Junior is taking the hat from the counter to put it on.
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When the team walks out of the Calgary airport, they get on a shuttle that says "Calgary Hotel" on it, but then in later shots they are shown staying at the "Relaxx Inn", not the "Calgary Hotel".
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When the team is toasting each other after they paint the sled the labels on the Coke bottles change from the red labels to a different label. Also, Derice's level of soda is constantly changing.
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The announcer at the sprint finals says the 100 meters is the final event of the day, yet there are 50 other athletes practicing and warming up for other events.
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When watching the final run on TV, Joy Bannock reacts with horror three seconds before the crash actually occurs - even before the commentator warns it may happen by saying "I don't think he's going to be able to hold it."
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Factual errors 

The Swiss bobsleigh is shown repeatedly with "Schweiz" painted vertically down the nose of the bob. However, Swiss bob teams have traditionally used the French name for Switzerland, i.e. "Suisse"
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The Olympic 4-man bobsled competition is four runs over two days, not three runs over three days as depicted in the movie.
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When the race starts and little boys in Jamaica start to draw timetable on blackboard, there is Finland listed among the countries, but in reality Finland has never participated in bobsleigh at the Olympics.
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The sign at the registration table lists the sport as "Bobsled". In reality, the sport is always listed as "Bobsleigh" by the International Olympic Committee. "Bobsled" is the American name.
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Revealing mistakes 

While Derice is traveling to various businesses seeking funding for the team, the montage puts all the executives in the same office behind the same desk; only with different decorations.
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In the Jamaican qualifying scene, when they are getting ready to go, we see a shot of their feet. In that shot the "new" Jamaican sled can be seen, yet they only have new costumes, not a new sled yet. In the next shot the sled is the "old" sled.
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England was listed on the score board, but should have been Great Britain.
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After the final run, Derice is stepping down from the run and shakes hands and speaks with the Swiss driver, it is clear the man behind them, center screen, is actually fake clapping.
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