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When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

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Derice Bannock
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Sanka Coffie
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Junior Bevil
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Yul Brenner
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Irv
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Kurt Hemphill
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Josef Grool
Paul Coeur ...
Roger
Larry Gilman ...
Larry
Charles Hyatt ...
Whitby Bevil, Sr.
Winston Stona ...
Coolidge
Bertina Macauley ...
Joy Bannock
Pauline Stone Myrie ...
Momma Coffie
Kristoffer Cooper ...
Winston
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Registration Official
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Kroychzech
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Shindler
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German Official
Christopher Gaze ...
British Official
Jack Goth ...
Gremmer
David Lovgren ...
Swiss Captain
Kerwin Kerr ...
Boy #1
Deamion Robinson ...
Boy #2
Beverly Brown ...
Lady #1
Cyrene Tomlinson ...
Lady #2
Oliver Hunter ...
Joseph
Fitz Weir ...
Uncle Ferte
Teddy Price ...
Drunk
Charles Harvey ...
Cop #1
Clive Anderson ...
Cop #2
Michael London ...
Heckler
Lloyd Roache ...
Push Cart Darby Starter
Cheryl Kroeker ...
Hotel Clerk
Karyn J. Scott ...
Line Dancer
Craig Lehto ...
Bobsled Starter
Al Trautwig ...
Himself
John Morgan ...
Himself
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Canadian Captain (uncredited)
Rob McEwan ...
News Photographer (uncredited)
Rob Parisien ...
Olympic Messenger (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jon Turteltaub

Written by

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Lynn Siefert ... (story) &
Michael Ritchie ... (story)
 
Lynn Siefert ... (screenplay) and
Tommy Swerdlow ... (screenplay) &
Michael Goldberg ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jeffrey Bydalek ... assistant producer
Susan B. Landau ... executive producer
Christopher Meledandri ... executive producer
Dawn Steel ... producer

Music by

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Hans Zimmer

Cinematography by

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Phedon Papamichael ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bruce Green

Editorial Department

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Bruce Giesbrecht ... assistant editor (as Bruce A. Giesbrecht)
Mark L. Levine ... assistant editor
David Orr ... color timer
Fabienne Rawley ... associate editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Sheila MacDowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Chemin Sylvia Bernard
Jaki Brown ... (as Jaki Brown-Karman)

Production Design by

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Stephen Marsh

Art Direction by

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Rick Roberts

Set Decoration by

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Lesley Beale

Costume Design by

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Grania Preston

Makeup Department

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Veronica Ciandre ... key hairdresser
Norma Hill-Patton ... key makeup artist (as Norma Hill Patton)
Donna Fuller ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Tom Benz ... unit manager: second unit
David Gaines ... post-production supervisor
Casey Grant ... unit production manager
Natalie Thompson ... unit production manager: Jamaica

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Douglas Berquist ... second assistant director: second unit
Jim Brebner ... third assistant director
Bruce Franklin ... first assistant director
Avi Kleinberger ... additional first assistant director: Jamaica
Michael London ... third assistant director: Jamaica
Grant Lucibello ... third assistant director
Franz Marzouca ... second second assistant director: Jamaica
Brad Moerke ... dgc trainee
Michael D. Moore ... second unit director (as Micky Moore)
Brian Whittred ... third assistant director: second unit
Michael A. Williams ... first assistant director: second unit (as Michael Williams)
Kim H. Winther ... second assistant director (as Kim Winther)

Art Department

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Jennifer Chang Binns ... assistant art director: Jamaica (as Jennifer Chang)
Curtis Crowe ... assistant construction coordinator: Jamaica (as Curtis Hudgins Crowe)
Alain Giguère ... scenic artist: Jamaica (as Alain Giguere)
Dean Goodine ... assistant props
Sean Gorman ... property master: second unit
Scott Jacobson ... set decorator: Jamaica
Jane B. Johnson ... leadperson: Jamaica (as Jane Johnson)
Gary Kosko ... art director: Jamaica
Marta McLaughlin ... assistant props: Jamaica (as Marda Schatz)
Wayne McLaughlin ... property master (as R. Wayne McLaughlin)
Gary Clayton Ripley ... scenic artist
Bruce Robinson ... construction coordinator
Bruce Sinski ... assistant art director
Wendi Stewart ... art department production assistant
Mary-Lou Storey ... assistant set decorator
William Tabor ... construction coordinator: Jamaica
Bill Merrett ... props assistant (uncredited)
Melodi Petrigo ... buyer (uncredited)
Michael Sarley ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Per Asplund ... cableman / sound mixer: second unit
Kevin Bartnof ... foley artist (as Kevin Bartnoff)
Michael J. Benavente ... sound editor
Karl Bennett ... cableman: Jamaica
Julia Evershade ... supervising adr editor
David Gertz ... foley mixer
Anthony J. Giacinti ... boom operator
Warren Hamilton Jr. ... sound editor
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Doc Kane ... adr mixer
Mark A. Mangini ... supervising sound editor (as Mark Mangini)
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Oscar Mitt ... assistant sound editor
Sonny Pettijohn ... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Troy Porter ... adr mixer
Mary Ruth Smith ... foley editor
Larry Sutton ... sound mixer
Julia Evershade ... sound editor (uncredited)
Stephanie Flack ... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell ... foley editor (uncredited)

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Lars Lenander ... foreman / special effects assistant
T. Dean Merrells ... special effects assistant
Clovis Nielson ... special effects assistant: Jamaica (as Clovis Nelson)
Clay Orr ... special effects assistant
William H. Orr ... special effects coordinator (as Bill Orr)
Maurice Routly ... special effects assistant
Randy Shymkiw ... special effects best boy
Jak Osmond ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Charles Andre ... stunts
Brian Bennett ... stunts
Guy Bews ... stunts
Yves Cameron ... stunts
Gregg Dandridge ... stunts (as Gregg Danridge)
Tom Eirikson ... stunts (as Tom Eirickson)
Kiante Elam ... stunts
Ousaun Elam ... stunts
Errol Gee ... stunts
Jason Glass ... stunts
Tom Glass ... stunts
Ernie Jackson ... stunts
Ernie Johnson ... stunts
Kelsee King-Devoreaux ... stunts
Ken Kirzinger ... stunts
Shane Le Mar ... stunts (as Shane Lemar)
Irving E. Lewis ... stunts (as Irving Lewis)
David Mylrea ... stunts
Rico Paisley ... stunts (as Robert Paisley)
Peter Provebs ... stunts
Jalon Raney ... stunts
Ronald Robinson ... stunts (as Ron Robinson)
Jacob Rupp ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Carlos Spivey ... stunts
David Stevenson ... stunts
Dawn Stofer-Rupp ... stunts
Stuart Thorp ... stunts (as Stuart Thorpe)
Terrence Walters ... stunts
Gene Williams ... stunts
Brent Woolsey ... stunts
Jim Finkbeiner ... stunts (uncredited)
Shane Le Mar ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Donnie Allen ... electric best boy
Allan Belyea ... grip: daily
Kirk Chiswell ... second assistant camera: second unit
Drew Davidson ... gaffer (as A.W. Davidson)
Vete Dorchak ... best boy / rigging gaffer
Ivan Hawkes ... key grip: second unit
Dan Heather ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
James L. Hurford ... key grip (as Jim Hurford)
Marvin Lee ... camera loader (as Marin Lee)
Armin Matter ... camera operator: "b" camera
Rob McEwan ... still photographer
Terry McEwen ... second assistant camera (as Terry McEwan)
Rexford L. Metz ... director of photography: second unit (as Rexford Metz)
Rob Parisien ... video playback
Joel Ransom ... camera operator: second unit
Rick Stadder ... dolly grip
Gordon Tait ... best boy grip
Pat Williams ... focus: "b" camera
Andrew D. Wilson ... first assistant camera (as Andy Wilson)
Peter F. Woeste ... camera operator
David Emmerichs ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Gordon Schmidt ... lamp operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Stuart Aikins ... casting: Canada
William Haines ... casting assistant: Canada (as Bill Haines)
Phaedra Harris ... casting associate
Janet Morrison ... casting: Jamaica
Maxine Plummer ... casting: Jamaica
Leslie Swan ... extras casting
Ian Williams ... extras casting: Jamaica
Eileen Dillon ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Roxroy Dinham ... additional costumer: Jamaica
Lynda Foote ... costume supervisor: Jamaica
Melanie Ghisays ... wardrobe costumer: Jamaica (as Melanie Chisays)
Juul Haalmeyer ... dresser: John Candy
Joanne Hansen ... costume supervisor
Carol Case ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Tom Benz ... location manager
Jeremy Francis ... location manager: Jamaica
David S. Fullerton ... location production assistant
Layne Guise ... assistant location manager
Martin Pedersen ... location production assistant (uncredited)
Darryl Solly ... location production assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Bruce Fowler ... orchestrator
Simon Franglen ... additional synthesizer programming
Nick Glennie-Smith ... composer: additional music / orchestrator
Randy Jackson ... musician: bass
Daryl B. Kell ... assistant music editor (as Daryl Kell)
Laura Perlman ... music editor
Jay Rifkin ... music scoring mixer
John Robinson ... musician: drums
Michael Thompson ... musician: electric guitar
Pamela Turbov ... soundtrack supervisor: A&R
Jonathan Williams ... musician: cello soloist
Reggie Wilson ... music contractor
Bob Badami ... music editor (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tonia Davall ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Robert Folk ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Steven Fowler ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nico Golfar ... score wrangler (uncredited)
Harry Gregson-Williams ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ladd McIntosh ... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Ross ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Al Teeter ... music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Matt Walker ... music executive (uncredited)
Christopher Ward ... assistant composer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Nigel Arscott ... transportation captain: Jamaica
Kevin Craig ... transportation coordinator: Jamaica
Joe Dodds ... transportation captain (as Joe A. Dodds) / transportation coordinator: second unit (as Joe A. Dodds)
John Dodds ... transportation captain
Ron Reynolds ... transportation captain: Jamaica (as Ronald Reynolds)
John Scott ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Joene Acord ... assistant accountant: Jamaica
Guy Adan ... unit publicist
Kevin Bailey ... assistant wrangler: Jamaica
Jean Bereziuk ... script supervisor
Patricia Blazy ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Christopher Conkling ... first assistant accountant
George Fitch ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Susan Genard ... assistant: Jon Turteltaub
Marianne Gray ... assistant: Dawn Steel
Michele Hall ... production assistant: Jamaica
Devon Harris ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
P.C. Harris ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Mary Cay Hollander ... production coordinator: Jamaica
Daighn Jones ... production assistant: Jamaica
John Lacroix ... assistant accountant: payroll (as John LaCroix)
Kenroy Lawrence ... animal wrangler: Jamaica
William Maloney ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Steve McAuliff ... animal trainer: Jamaica
Yvonne Melville ... production coordinator
Donovan Mendes ... production assistant: Jamaica
Kim Moreau ... script supervisor: second unit
Matt Palmer ... production assistant
Freddie Powell ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Lizzie Scheck ... assistant: Susan B. Landau
Chris Stokes ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Dudley Stokes ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Sharon Stone ... dialect consultant / on set dialect coach
Michael White ... representative: Jamaican Bobsled Federation
Cathy Yost ... assistant production coordinator
Jeff Coopwood ... adr voice (uncredited)
Robert Dawson ... title designer (uncredited)
Carmen Franczyk ... assistant production co-ordinator: Jamaica (uncredited)
Howard Horwitz ... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Kershaw ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jesse Merz ... market researcher (uncredited)
Gianluca Nardulli ... press book: Italy (uncredited)
Denise Rackett ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Trevor Seitz ... office production assistant (uncredited) / set production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Irving Blitzer disgraced himself when putting extra weights into his team's bob in the Olympics, resulting in his gold medal being taken away from him. Years later, Derice Bannock, son of a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100-yard sprint for the Olympics due to a stupid accident. But when he hears of Irving Blitzer living also on Jamaica, Derice decides to go to the Games anyway, if not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some starting problems, the first Jamaican bobsledding team is formed and heads for Calgary. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are only laughed at, since nobody can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a disgraced trainer seriously. But team spirit and a healthy self-confidence may lead to a few surprises in the upcoming Winter Games. Written by Julian Reischl

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Taglines Inspired by the true story of the first Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blue Maaga (United States)
  • Rasta Rockett (France)
  • Cool Runnings - Dabei sein ist alles (Germany)
  • Elegidos para el triunfo (Spain)
  • Jamaica bajo cero (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $154,856,263

Did You Know?

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Trivia Contrary to the story in movie, the Jamaican team was met with open arms by the international Bobsledding teams. One of the other teams even went so far as to lend the Jamaican team a back-up sled so they could qualify. See more »
Goofs 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. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Malice/Cool Runnings/Short Cuts/M. Butterfly/For Love or Money (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Love You Want See more »
Quotes Yul Brenner: Look in the mirror, and tell me what you see!
Junior Bevill: I see Junior.
Yul Brenner: You see Junior? Well, let me tell you what I see. I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don't take no crap off of nobody!
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