Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
  • Written by: Lynn Siefert
  • Cast: Leon Robinson, Doug E Doug, Malik Yoba, Rawle D Lewis, John Candy

Speculative comedy based on the first-ever Jamaican bobsled team at the last Winter Olympics is harmlessly amiable, but unfortunately cranks up too many moralistic messages complete with appropriate accompanying music. Still, audiences seem to like its easy-going nature, making it an affectionate tribute to the late John Candy.

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Jon Turteltaub worried about Jamaican accents on Cool Runnings

29 Sep 2020

Film gossip

'Cool Runnings' director Jon Turteltaub was worried people wouldn't be able to understand the accents of the cast members. The 57-year-old filmmaker helmed the popular 1993 comedy, which starred John Candy and was loosely based on the true story of the…

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