History Film / CoolRunnings

18th Jun '17 10:27:23 AM wyattte
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** When Sanka first reads about bobsledding, he reads the word "ice" and ''shits a brick.''



** The four Jamaicans upon seeing their first Canadian winter.

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** The four Jamaicans upon seeing their first Canadian winter. See UpToEleven.



* WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon: At least, for the first act of the movie. Afterwards, we get the occasional shot of

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* WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon: At least, for the first act of the movie. Afterwards, we get the occasional shot of friends and family at home cheering their boys on.
15th Jun '17 8:52:28 PM wyattte
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Derice first convinces his friend Sanka to join him, then he finds [[Creator/JohnCandy Irving Blitzer]], a surly former bobsledder himself and old friend of his father, who reluctantly agrees to coach him and his team. Irv tries to get out of it by showing a film reel of nothing but sled crashes to a crowd of potential teammates, but all this does is bring Junior and Yul to the team. The rest of the film is about working to overcome their lack of experience, the opposition of the Olympic Committee, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer the jeering and disbelief of the other teams,]] the internal struggles within the team, and the cold weather of Canada.

The film is as funny as it is serious, and manages to do both well.

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Derice first convinces his friend Sanka to join him, then he finds [[Creator/JohnCandy Irving Blitzer]], a surly former bobsledder himself and old friend of his father, who reluctantly agrees to coach him and his team. Irv tries to get out of it by showing a film reel of nothing but sled crashes to a crowd of potential teammates, but all this does is bring Junior and Yul to the team. The rest of the film is about working to overcome their lack of experience, the opposition of the Olympic Committee, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer the jeering and disbelief of the other teams,]] the internal struggles within the team, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the cold weather of Canada.

Canada.]]

The film is as funny as it is serious, has some goofy farce and manages some dramatic moments, though it might lean a bit too much toward the former to do both well.
qualify as a {{Dramedy}}.



* ArtisticLicenseSports:

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* ArtisticLicenseSports:ArtisticLicenseSports[=/=]BroadStrokes:



* HairTriggerTemper: That's Yul Brenner all over.



* OneSidedArmWrestling: Yul Brenner has a montage where he effortlessly beats opponent after opponent for money so the team can travel to Canada for qualifiers. Then he is struggling and ultimately bested by... a large, burly woman.

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* OneSidedArmWrestling: Yul Brenner has a montage where he effortlessly beats opponent after opponent for money so the team can travel to Canada for qualifiers. Then he is struggling and ultimately bested by... [[IWasBeatenByAGirl a large, burly woman.]]



-->'''Bar Crowd''': '''''JAMAICA!!!'''''

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-->'''Bar Crowd''': '''''JAMAICA!!!''''''''''[[Heartwarming/CoolRunnings JAMAICA!!!]]'''''



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Derice and his boys slowly go from this to FireForgedFriends.



* TravellingSalesmanMontage: Trying to get corporate sponsorship, everyone just laughs at them. In RealLife, a beer company supported them.

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* TravellingSalesmanMontage: Trying to get corporate sponsorship, everyone just laughs at them. In [[note]]In RealLife, a beer company supported them.[[/note]]



* WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon: At least, for the first half of the movie.

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* WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon: At least, for the first half act of the movie.movie. Afterwards, we get the occasional shot of
15th Jun '17 11:01:16 AM wyattte
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-->'''Derice:''' Hey coach, how will I know if I'm enough?
-->'''Irv:''' When you cross that finish line tomorrow, you'll know.



* BittersweetEnding: The Jamaicans crash in their final race, but they prove to their countrymen, their fellow Olympians, and themselves that they are true bobsledders.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Jamaicans crash in their final race, but they prove to their countrymen, their fellow Olympians, and themselves that they are true bobsledders.]]



** Yul Brenner overcomes his anger at Junior.

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** Yul Brenner overcomes his anger at Junior.Junior and, for the most part, drops his standoffish behavior.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Sanka's more on the goofy end of this trope.



* DreadlockRasta: Sanka.

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* DreadlockRasta: Sanka. Irv sticks him in a freezer at one point to get him used to the Canadian cold, and by the time he gets out, he can ''break a dreadlock off.''



* ImprovisedTraining

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* ImprovisedTrainingImprovisedTraining: For starters, the makeshift bobsled on wheels they practice on in Jamaica.



* StrictlyFormula: Quoth WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:

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* StrictlyFormula: Though TropesAreNotBad. Quoth WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:



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->''"Sanka! Ya dead?"''\\
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''"Ya, mon."''
8th May '17 7:20:06 AM StarTropes
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** Derice's reaction when his wife shows up at the kissing booth. And then Sanka's reaction when he sees that the next woman in line is both very elderly and apparently toothless.


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* OnThree: Derice doing this in German (to mimic the Swiss) throws his teammates off their game.
28th Apr '17 7:43:04 AM dlchen145
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* BittersweetEnding: Jamaicans crash in their final race, but only after they have proven to their countrymen, their fellow Olympians and themselves that they are true bobsledders.

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* BittersweetEnding: The Jamaicans crash in their final race, but only after they have proven prove to their countrymen, their fellow Olympians Olympians, and themselves that they are true bobsledders.
16th Apr '17 6:44:41 AM MoonHot97
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** The Jamaicans are portrayed as having a chance of a medal before crashing in their final run. In real life, in their final run they would have had to shatter the Olympic record by an unrealistic margin to win bronze.
** In real life the Olympic athletics trials would never have been held 10 months before the Summer Games. They were actually held ''after'' the Winter Games.
** With only five men finishing in the 100m Olympic trial, there would have been a vacancy in the six-man 4x100m relay squad. This would surely have been offered to Derice as the Jamaican #1, so he would have gone to the Summer Olympics after all.
** It is implied that Irv's cheating in the 1972 Games got his 1968 gold medals withdrawn. Being disqualified at one Games would not have impacted on his awards from a previous clean performance.
17th Mar '17 6:34:50 AM zygomian
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** Lampshaded by Irv Blitzer's reaction upon hearing Yul's name.
21st Feb '17 1:35:15 AM StarTropes
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'''Yul:''' I see PRIDE! I see POWER! I see a badass mutha who don't take no crap off of NOBODY!

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--> '''Yul:''' I see PRIDE! I see POWER! I see a badass mutha who don't take no crap off of NOBODY!
21st Feb '17 1:34:00 AM StarTropes
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* CrazyEnoughToWork

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* CrazyEnoughToWorkCrazyEnoughToWork:
--> '''Mr. Coolidge:''' Can you imagine a Jamaican bobsled team?\\
''(Derice starts thinking, "Yeah...")''
* {{Determinator}}: Derice.
--> '''Blitzer:''' Do the words "Give up" mean ''anything'' to you?\\
'''Derice:''' Not a thing.



* TeachHimAnger: "I see PRIDE! I see POWER! I see a badass mutha who don't take no crap off of NOBODY!"

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* TeachHimAnger: "I TeachHimAnger:
'''Yul:''' I
see PRIDE! I see POWER! I see a badass mutha who don't take no crap off of NOBODY!"NOBODY!
7th Feb '17 11:29:11 AM DarcyFoster
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*ArtisticLicenseSports:
** The Switzerland bobsleigh is shown has having "Schweiz"[[note]]the German name for Switzerland[[/note]] painted along the side, instead of "Suisse"[[note]]the French name[[/note]], the one the Swiss teams traditionally use.
** The competition is shown as being decided on three runs over three days, rather than four runs over two days.
** Each sport in the Winter Olympics is organised by their respective world governing body, rather than the "International Alliance of Winter Sports".
** As there is no set length for a bobsleigh run, world records don't exist in the sport.
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