Cool Runnings (BFF)


Paramount Theatre 1 Fri, Feb 16 10:30 AM
Film Info
Release Year:1993
Production Country:US
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jon Turtletaub


When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

It was a grand oxymoron: the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. Conceptually unlikely, it was the most intriguing human-interest story to emerge from the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary. It's a story about underdogs fighting for pride and glory -- on both a personal and national level -- against seemingly insurmountable odds. It's about gaining respect, not just achieving victory. As one of the bobsledders puts it, "Here's to following your dreams." - Washington Post