History Film / CoolRunnings

7th Dec '16 6:41:14 AM GunarmDyne
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* TheAtoner: Irv, who was disgraced after cheating at bobsledding in the 1972 games, which ended his career. He seeks to redeem himself with Derice's team.

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* TheAtoner: TheAtoner:
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Irv, who was disgraced after cheating at bobsledding in the 1972 games, which ended his career. He seeks to redeem himself with Derice's team.team.
** Also Junior, who accepts responsibility for the fact that his tripping is what kept the sprinters from going to the Summer Olympics and sells his car in order to fund their trip to Calgary in order to make amends.



* CharacterDevelopment

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* CharacterDevelopmentCharacterDevelopment:



* DreadlockRasta: Sanka

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* DreadlockRasta: SankaSanka.



* ExtremeDoormat: Junior starts off as one until Yul verbally pounds him into standing up for himself with his, "I see pride!" pep talk.



* OhCrap:
** Derice upon witnessing some of the crashes shown in Irv's bobsledding presentation.
** The four Jamaicans upon seeing their first Canadian winter.



* RunningGag: "Sanka... You dead?"

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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"Sanka... You dead?"



* ScaryBlackMan: Yul

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* ScaryBlackMan: YulYul.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Instead of the unanimous derision depicted in the film, the international Olympic community welcomed the Jamaicans with open arms, providing them with equipment and coaching, and one of the most supportive teams in real life was...that of East Germany.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory:
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Instead of the unanimous derision depicted in the film, the international Olympic community welcomed the Jamaicans with open arms, providing them with equipment and coaching, and one of the most supportive teams in real life was...that of East Germany.
16th Nov '16 11:56:53 PM Jhonny
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Not only is Jamaica not the first tropical country to compete in the Winter Olympics (that would be Mexico way back in 1928), but the idea of Jamaicans in Canada is not as far-fetched as the movie implies. Canada has a very large Jamaican population, to the point that one in three Black Canadians are of Jamaican descent.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Not only is Jamaica not the first tropical country to compete in the Winter Olympics (that would be Mexico way back in 1928), but the idea of Jamaicans in Canada is not as far-fetched as the movie implies. Canada has a very large Jamaican population, to the point that one in three Black Canadians are of Jamaican descent. Canada never having as many black slaves as the US and both Jamaica and Canada being British possessions for a long time (and still Commonwealth members) helps.
16th Nov '16 4:27:45 PM DesertDragon
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Not only is Jamaica not the first tropical country to compete in the Winter Olympics (that would be Mexico way back in 1928), but the idea of Jamaicans in Canada is not as far-fetched as the movie implies. Canada has a very large Jamaican population, to the point that one in three Black Canadians are of Jamaican descent.
24th Oct '16 7:16:51 PM Kalaong
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*AnAesop: Winning is important, but not as important as determination and integrity. If you do things you're not proud of to win, you'll never forgive yourself at best, and feel completely worthless if you're caught.
-->'''Irving''': A gold medal is a wonderful thing, but if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.



** The bobsled, a rickety old sled that cleans up nicely, but initially looks like crap.

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** The bobsled, a rickety old sled that cleans up nicely, but initially looks like crap. [[spoiler:It also breaks in the final moments of the last run, costing them a ''world record''.]]
23rd Sep '16 7:35:13 AM Mdumas43073
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cool-runnings_1599.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: A ''Jamaican'' bobsled team?]]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cool-runnings_1599.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: [[caption-width-right:300: A ''Jamaican'' bobsled team?]]



'''''Cool Runnings''''' is a 1993 live-action Disney film VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.

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'''''Cool Runnings''''' ''Cool Runnings'' is a 1993 live-action Disney Creator/{{Disney}} film VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.


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29th Aug '16 7:48:35 PM Jhonny
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* KeepItForeign: In the undubbed version, the Swiss bobsledders speak [[GermanDialects standard German (Hochdeutsch)]]. In the German-dubbed version, the Swiss have a strong [[GermanDialects Swiss accent]], as does the Jamaicans imitating them.

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* KeepItForeign: In the undubbed version, the Swiss bobsledders speak [[GermanDialects standard German (Hochdeutsch)]].(Hochdeutsch)]][[note]]This does not make any sense, as the only situations Swiss people speak standard German are in school, in parliament, on TV news or when speaking to outsiders whom they know not to speak Swiss German. And even then a Swiss tinge is audible. Could be excused if it were non-German speaking Swiss as they only learn Standard German in school (and no dialect) but why would they be speaking German in the first place?[[/note]]. In the German-dubbed version, the Swiss have a strong [[GermanDialects Swiss accent]], as does the Jamaicans imitating them.
20th Aug '16 12:15:23 AM Random888
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The movie was really filmed in both Jamaica and Calgary. However, the Calgary scenes were actually filmed first.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The movie was really filmed in both Jamaica and Calgary. However, They even used the Calgary scenes were actually filmed first.same bobsled track which was used at the 1988 Winter Olympics, which is how they could seamlessly cut in StockFootage of the real Jamaican bobsled team.
17th Aug '16 1:53:28 PM Random888
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* BrandX: The IOC is replaced with the fictional "International Alliance of Winter Sports"


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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The movie was really filmed in both Jamaica and Calgary. However, the Calgary scenes were actually filmed first.
7th Aug '16 12:10:28 PM mkmckoy
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* BarBrawl: Yul, Junior and Sanka start one with the Swiss team in a famous cowboy bar after they insult Junior.

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* BarBrawl: Yul, Junior and Sanka start one with the Swiss East German team in a famous cowboy bar after they insult Junior.



* OpposingSportsTeam: Pretty much everyone else in the Winter Olympics, but mainly Switzerland.

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* OpposingSportsTeam: Pretty much everyone else in the Winter Olympics, but mainly Switzerland.EastGermany.



* SlowClap: Started by Switzerland's bobsledder near the ending.

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* SlowClap: Started by Switzerland's East Germany's bobsledder near the ending.
7th Aug '16 12:07:48 PM mkmckoy
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* SlowClap: Started by EastGermany's bobsledder near the ending.

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* SlowClap: Started by EastGermany's Switzerland's bobsledder near the ending.
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