History Film / CoolRunnings

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.
4th Feb '17 11:58:08 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The movie was really filmed in both Jamaica and Calgary. They even used the 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.



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: According to [[BlindIdiotTranslation Google Translate]], foreign titles translate as ''Rasta Rockett'' (France), ''The Apprentice Champions'', ''Jamaica Below Zero'' (Portugal, Israel and Latin America), ''Reggae on Ice'' (Poland), ''Running Below Zero'', ''Coconuts on Ice'' (Czech Republic) and ''Ice Trek''.
** The Russian title of the film is ''Cool Turns/Banks'' (although the Russian word for the slang "cool" can also literally mean "sharp", which works too).


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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The East German team wasn't nearly as hostile towards the Jamaican bobsledders in reality.
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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* 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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[[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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