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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Singer at First Club
... Johnny
... Jazz (as Deezer D.)
Kevin Hicks ... Sir D.
... Princess
Bobbie Brown ... Monique (as Bobby Brown)
... Kathy
... Roscoe
... Mae
... Nick (as John Haymes Newton)
... Grace
... Gordon
Victor DiMattia ... Tommy
Brooke Alexander ... Reporter
... Clarke
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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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When a girl has a heart of stone, there's only one way to melt it. Just add Ice.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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18 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Buz Gibi  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$638,625, 20 October 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,193,062
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lisa Marie Presley was offered the role of Kathy Winslow, but declined. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny first picks up Kat from her house, where she has lived all of her life, she very briefly tries to push the front gate instead of pulling it. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: You're not wasting my time, I'm just cooling.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Get Wit' It
Written by Vanilla Ice, Gail 'Sky' King and Princesa
Performed by Vanilla Ice
Courtesy of SBK Records
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20 thumbs up!
22 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Every once in a while a film comes along that changes the way we look at cinema. A film that redefines the art of movie-making and lives with the viewer long after he/she has experienced it. You may hear the critics mutter the words Star Wars, Citizen Kane or Gone With the Wind but, obviously, they don't know Ice, they don't know him at all.

If ever there was a movie that proved the Oscars are a farce, it's Cool as Ice. It clearly got snubbed and I guess we'll never know why. The only reason I can fathom is the academy's fear of the Ice man's Day-glo clashing with the red carpet. Clearly the better solution would have been a Day-glo carpet.

Maybe I'm a little biased because I see so much of myself in Ice's character and the personal journey he embarks on in the film. I, too, am a complex, misunderstood white male, searching for identity and a good lawn on which to do the running man. I also have a way with words and a way with the ladies and, gosh darn it, I just love to impress country folk with my fly threads and dope moves on the dance floor, yep yep.

The script is a work of art and is destined to become a textbook example for its conflict, character development and subtext. I can't decide who the bigger genius is: The writer or Vanilla Ice, himself, because let's face it it's not just the lines but the delivery of them. "Lose the zero, get with the hero" - pure gold.

Do what ever it takes to see this film. Beg, borrow, steal or even buy it. For all those who still wear Day-glo clothing or caps with polished metal logos, who still shave lines into their eyebrows or just consider themselves romantics, Vanilla will reinforce what you already know: You are Cool as Ice. It's also a hell of a lot better than watching Vanilla on Celebrity Boxing, no really it is.


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