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5th Feb '16 10:10:57 PM lorgskyegon
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* The team's second run, which puts them in eight place. Pretty damn impressive for a group that had only been training for a few months to beat teams that had likely been together for years.
** The response of the entire bar full of friends and family back in Jamaica during that run.
--> ''Announcer'': Where did these guys come from?
--> ''Everyone'': '''JAMAICA!!!'''
12th Sep '14 7:34:29 PM tropeminer
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* Their sleek black Olympic uniforms and sled.

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* Their sleek black Olympic uniforms unitards and sled.
12th Sep '14 8:09:45 AM tropeminer
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* Their sleek black Olympic uniforms and sled.
12th Sep '14 7:54:04 AM tropeminer
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* Junior standing up to his father.

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* Sanka's speech to Derice
-->'''Sanka''': Let me tell you somethin' Rasta, I didn't come up here to forget who I am and where I come from...If we look Jamaican, walk Jamaican, talk Jamaican and ''IS'' Jamaican, then we sure as hell better ''bobsled'' Jamaican.
* Junior finally standing up to his father.
18th Jul '14 1:54:51 PM Gitman
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* Irv confronting the Olympic committee, and his former coach Kurt, after the team is disqualified out of the blue. He correctly guesses that Kurt has moved to disqualify them out of lingering spite for [[spoiler:the discovery during the 1972 Games that Irv had hidden weights in the sled, and the resulting scandal that led to the team being stripped of their gold medals]]. The speech that follows is what truly cements Irv's redemption from his past. This film was also one of JohnCandyís last performances before his death, and he hit it out of the park in this scene:

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* Irv confronting the Olympic committee, and his former coach Kurt, after the team is disqualified out of the blue. He correctly guesses that Kurt has moved to disqualify them out of lingering spite for [[spoiler:the discovery during the 1972 Games that Irv had hidden weights in the sled, and the resulting scandal that led to the team being stripped of their gold medals]]. The speech that follows is what truly cements Irv's redemption from his past. This film was also one of JohnCandyís Creator/JohnCandyís last performances before his death, and he hit it out of the park in this scene:
18th Jul '14 11:28:43 AM Gitman
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-->'''Irv''': All right, sixteen years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: [[spoiler:I cheated.]] I was stupid! I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country, (''points to Kurt'') and my coach. If itís revenge you want, take it! Go ahead! Disqualify me! Banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to ''me!'' It was ''me'' who let you down, Kurt! It wasnít my guys! Theyíve done ''everything'' youíve asked of them, and they did it with all of your laughing in their face. Hell, it doesnít matter if they come in first or fiftieth! Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. Theyíve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nationís flag. Thatís the ''single greatest honor'' an athlete could ever have! Thatís what the Olympics are all about! Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Donít you go and do the same.

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-->'''Irv''': All right, sixteen years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: [[spoiler:I cheated.]] I was stupid! I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country, (''points to Kurt'') and my coach. If itís revenge you want, take it! Go ahead! Disqualify me! Banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to ''me!'' It was ''me'' who let you down, Kurt! It wasnít my guys! Theyíve done ''everything'' youíve asked of them, and they did it with all of your you laughing in their face. Hell, it doesnít matter if they come in first or fiftieth! Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. Theyíve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nationís flag. Thatís the ''single greatest honor'' an athlete could ever have! Thatís what the Olympics are all about! Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Donít you go and do the same.
14th Jan '14 10:18:24 AM CynicalBastardo
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* Junior standing up to his father.
-->'''Yul''': Bad ass mutha.
25th Aug '13 6:55:58 PM PaulA
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** Irv confronting the Olympic committee, and his former coach Kurt, after the team is disqualified out of the blue. He correctly guesses that Kurt has moved to disqualify them out of lingering spite for [[spoiler:the discovery during the 1972 Games that Irv had hidden weights in the sled, and the resulting scandal that led to the team being stripped of their gold medals]]. The speech that follows is what truly cements Irv's redemption from his past. This film was also one of JohnCandyís last performances before his death, and he hit it out of the park in this scene:
--->'''Irv''': All right, sixteen years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: [[spoiler:I cheated.]] I was stupid! I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country, (''points to Kurt'') and my coach. If itís revenge you want, take it! Go ahead! Disqualify me! Banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to ''me!'' It was ''me'' who let you down, Kurt! It wasnít my guys! Theyíve done ''everything'' youíve asked of them, and they did it with all of your laughing in their face. Hell, it doesnít matter if they come in first or fiftieth! Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. Theyíve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nationís flag. Thatís the ''single greatest honor'' an athlete could ever have! Thatís what the Olympics are all about! Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Donít you go and do the same.

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** * Irv confronting the Olympic committee, and his former coach Kurt, after the team is disqualified out of the blue. He correctly guesses that Kurt has moved to disqualify them out of lingering spite for [[spoiler:the discovery during the 1972 Games that Irv had hidden weights in the sled, and the resulting scandal that led to the team being stripped of their gold medals]]. The speech that follows is what truly cements Irv's redemption from his past. This film was also one of JohnCandyís last performances before his death, and he hit it out of the park in this scene:
--->'''Irv''': -->'''Irv''': All right, sixteen years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: [[spoiler:I cheated.]] I was stupid! I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country, (''points to Kurt'') and my coach. If itís revenge you want, take it! Go ahead! Disqualify me! Banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to ''me!'' It was ''me'' who let you down, Kurt! It wasnít my guys! Theyíve done ''everything'' youíve asked of them, and they did it with all of your laughing in their face. Hell, it doesnít matter if they come in first or fiftieth! Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. Theyíve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nationís flag. Thatís the ''single greatest honor'' an athlete could ever have! Thatís what the Olympics are all about! Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Donít you go and do the same.
20th Feb '13 6:36:27 AM babymoondancer
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--->'''Irv''': All right, sixteen years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: I cheated. I was stupid! I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country, (''points to Kurt'') and my coach. If itís revenge you want, take it! Go ahead! Disqualify me! Banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to ''me!'' It was ''me'' who let you down, Kurt! It wasnít my guys! Theyíve done ''everything'' youíve asked of them, and they did it with all of your laughing in their face. Hell, it doesnít matter if they come in first or fiftieth! Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. Theyíve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nationís flag. Thatís the ''single greatest honor'' an athlete could ever have! Thatís what the Olympics are all about! Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Donít you go and do the same.

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--->'''Irv''': All right, sixteen years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: I cheated. [[spoiler:I cheated.]] I was stupid! I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country, (''points to Kurt'') and my coach. If itís revenge you want, take it! Go ahead! Disqualify me! Banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to ''me!'' It was ''me'' who let you down, Kurt! It wasnít my guys! Theyíve done ''everything'' youíve asked of them, and they did it with all of your laughing in their face. Hell, it doesnít matter if they come in first or fiftieth! Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. Theyíve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nationís flag. Thatís the ''single greatest honor'' an athlete could ever have! Thatís what the Olympics are all about! Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Donít you go and do the same.
17th Feb '13 7:43:40 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: After the bobsled crashes, they indicate they don't need medical help, and carry the bobsled across the line]]. This actually happened in RealLife, except [[spoiler:they didn't raise it to shoulder-height; they just pushed it along the ground]].

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: After At the climax, [[spoiler:after the bobsled crashes, they indicate the team indicates they don't need medical help, and carry the bobsled across the line]]. This actually happened in RealLife, except [[spoiler:they didn't raise it to shoulder-height; they just pushed it along the ground]].
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