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Cool as Ice (1991)

A rap-oriented remake of The Wild One (1953), with heavy emphasis on the fact that Vanilla Ice has assumed the Marlon Brando role.

Director:

David Kellogg

Writer:

David Stenn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Campbell ... Singer at First Club
Vanilla Ice ... Johnny
Deezer D ... Jazz (as Deezer D.)
Kevin Hicks 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 Brooke Alexander ... Reporter
Jack McGee ... Clarke
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Storyline

The old teen rebel saga is updated for the rap crowd, unfortunately rapper Vanilla Ice is the teen. Ice shows up on a neon-yellow motorcycle which gets everyone's attention, including the female honor student who has never had a rebellious bone in her body. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

When a girl has a heart of stone, there's only one way to melt it. Just add Ice.

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buz Gibi See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendora, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$638,625, 20 October 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,193,062
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gwyneth Paltrow almost took the role of Kathy until her father advised her against it. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny steps out from Kathy's room, climbs through the window, and the lawn sprinklers start working, he jumps over camera rails. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: Sharper than the point on the tip of a nail.
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Crazy Credits

The last text of the end credits is :"B kool stay n skool", followed by a quick shot of Ice fixing his hat while on the bike (obviously being pulled on a trailer) before giving the "peace" sign. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

It's My Heart That's Breaking
Written by Oliver Lieber
Performed by Denise Lopez
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Perfection, thy name is Cool As Ice
11 February 2000 | by chris3sSee all my reviews

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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