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 Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time! COOL RUNNINGS!

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Cool Runnings is a live-action Disney film Very Loosely Based on a True Story about the Jamaican bobsled team.

Derice is a sprinter and wants to compete in the 1988 Olympic Games in athletics. However, his competitor, Junior, trips and brings him down along with Yul Brenner (no, not 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. Derice first convinces his friend Sanka to join him, then he finds Irving Blitzer, a former bobsledder himself, who reluctantly agrees coach him and his team. Coach does try to get out of it by showing a film of nothing but sled crashes to a crowd of people trying out, but in the end, 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, 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 do both well.

Tropes used in Cool Runnings include:


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 [after being told to "hold it" by his coach before a run, the team has crashed on the course]

Derice: Well, at least you can pee now.

Sanka:...nnn, too late.

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 Derice: Sanka... you dead?

Sanka: Ya, mon.

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 Junior: Seemin' to you nobody likes us?

Yul Brynner: We're different. People are always afraid of what's different.

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