History Film / CoolRunnings

4th Apr '18 5:45:03 AM 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.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Not only is Despite what the movie implies, Jamaica was not the first tropical country to compete in the Winter Olympics (that Olympics. That would be Mexico way back in 1928), but 1928. Also, the idea of Jamaicans in Canada is also not as far-fetched as the movie implies. Canada has a very large Jamaican population, to the point that one either. One in three Black Canadians are of Jamaican descent.Caribbean descent, with a majority of immigrants and their descendants being from Jamaica.
20th Mar '18 12:24:37 PM StarTropes
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* GrievousBottleyHarm: During the BarBrawl, one of the East Germans prepares to whack Yul with a beer bottle...and Junior hits him first. Then someone else hits Junior.
9th Mar '18 3:17:59 PM StarTropes
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* FirstSnow: PlayedForLaughs. The gang get their first taste of snow when they reach Calgary and are surprised by how friggin' cold it is.
13th Jan '18 11:27:27 PM rwe1138
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* TrickDialogue: Junior practicing talking to his father … with his dog.

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* TrickDialogue: Junior practicing talking to his father … father… with his dog.
13th Jan '18 11:17:55 PM rwe1138
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[[TheHero Derice Bannock]] is a sprinter and wants to compete in the 1988 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in athletics, hoping to live up to the legacy of his gold-winning father Ben. However, his competitor, Junior, trips and brings him down along with Yul Brenner (no, not [[Creator/YulBrynner that one]]) during the qualifying sprint race. The officials refuse to rerun the race, dashing the hopes of Derice and other competitors. Derice the has the idea to compete... at the ''Winter'' Olympics, in bobsledding.

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[[TheHero Derice Bannock]] is a sprinter and wants to compete in the 1988 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in athletics, hoping to live up to the legacy of his gold-winning father Ben. However, his competitor, Junior, trips and brings him down along with Yul Brenner (no, not [[Creator/YulBrynner that one]]) during the qualifying sprint race. The officials refuse to rerun the race, dashing the hopes of Derice and other competitors. Derice the then has the idea to compete... at the ''Winter'' Olympics, in bobsledding.
4th Jan '18 5:32:26 AM Saveelich
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[[TheHero Derice Bannock]] is a sprinter and wants to compete in the 1988 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in athletics, hoping to live up to the legacy of his gold-winning father Ben. However, his competitor, Junior, trips and brings him down along with Yul Brenner (no, not [[Creator/YulBrynner that one]]) during the qualifying sprint race. The officials refuse to rerun the race, dashing the hopes of Derice and other competitors. The only chance he has to go to the Olympics is to compete in the ''Winter'' Olympics in bobsledding.

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[[TheHero Derice Bannock]] is a sprinter and wants to compete in the 1988 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in athletics, hoping to live up to the legacy of his gold-winning father Ben. However, his competitor, Junior, trips and brings him down along with Yul Brenner (no, not [[Creator/YulBrynner that one]]) during the qualifying sprint race. The officials refuse to rerun the race, dashing the hopes of Derice and other competitors. The only chance he Derice the has to go to the Olympics is idea to compete in compete... at the ''Winter'' Olympics Olympics, in bobsledding.
27th Nov '17 10:54:42 AM GuyIncog
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* GroupPictureEnding: A team photo is taken after their last race, with the final shot of the film showing it being hung above the photo of Irv and Derice's father.

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* GroupPictureEnding: A team photo is taken after their last race, with the final shot of the film showing it being hung in Mr. Coolidge's office, above the photo of Irv and Derice's father.
27th Nov '17 10:53:07 AM GuyIncog
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* GroupPictureEnding: A team photo is taken after their last race, with the final shot of the film showing it being hung above the photo of Irv and Derice's father.
26th Nov '17 9:13:56 AM nombretomado
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* KeepItForeign: In the undubbed version, the Swiss bobsledders speak [[GermanDialects standard German (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.

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* KeepItForeign: In the undubbed version, the Swiss bobsledders speak [[GermanDialects [[UsefulNotes/GermanDialects standard German (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 [[UsefulNotes/GermanDialects Swiss accent]], as does the Jamaicans imitating them.
24th Nov '17 9:55:44 AM nombretomado
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* OpposingSportsTeam: Pretty much everyone else in the Winter Olympics, but mainly EastGermany.

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