COOL RUNNINGS (PG)
D: Jon Turtletaub
Disney (Dawn Steel & Chris Meledandri)
USA/Jamaica 🇺🇸 🇯🇲 1993
W: Lynn Siefert, Tommy Swerdlow & Michael Goldberg
DP: Phedon Papamichael
Ed: Bruce Green
Mus: Hans Zimmer
PD: Stephen Marsh
John Candy (Irving Blitzer), Leon (Derice Bannock), Doug E. Doug (Sanka Coffie), Malik Yoha (Yul Brenner), Rawle D. Lewis (Junior Bevil)
A comedic retelling of the Jamaican bobsleigh team who took everyone by surprise at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, arriving as a novelty and leaving as equals.
It's all very good natured and takes a bit of liberty with the whole truth, but is nothing short of good fun. Memorable for one of John Candy's final screen performances before his untimely death, and it's ultimately his performance that stands out as the disgraced coach looking for his own redemption.