“Cool Runnings” quotes

Movie Cool Runnings
Title Cool Runnings
Year 1993
Director Jon Turteltaub
Genre Comedy, Adventure, Family
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Plot – Four Jamaican athletes try their luck and compete in the Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada, as bobsleigh racers. For this ‘tropical guys’ the challenge is going to be hard since they have few resources and no experience. Despite everything, Derice Bannock, Sanka Coffie, Yul Brenner and Junior Bevil go in the cold Calgary to compete on ice. The four Jamaicans are helped by an ex-champion from America called Iry, who decides to train a ‘nearly desperate’ team.
All actors – Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy, Raymond J. Barry, Peter Outerbridge, Paul Coeur, Larry Gilman, Charles Hyatt, Winston Stona, Bertina Macauley, Pauline Stone Myrie, Kristoffer Cooper, Bill Dow, Jay Brazeau, Campbell Lane, Matthew Walker, Christopher Gaze, Jack Goth, David Lovgren, Kerwin Kerr, Deamion Robinson, Beverly Brown, Cyrene Tomlinson, Oliver Hunter, Fitz Weir, Teddy Price, Charles Harvey, Clive Anderson, Michael London, Lloyd Roache, Cheryl Kroeker, Karyn J. Scott, Craig Lehto, Al Trautwig, John Morgan, , Matthew Robert Kelly, Rob McEwan, Rob Parisien
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  • “What I am saying to you, is that you are the kind of club-toting, raw-meat-eating, Me-Tarzan-You-Jane-ing, big, bald bubblehead that can only count to ten if he's barefoot or wearing sandals.”
    Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
  • “We're different. People are always afraid of what's different.”
    Malik Yoba - Yul Brenner
    [Tag:diversity, fear]
  • “It doesn't matter if they come in first or 50th. Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. They've earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nation's flag. That's the single greatest honor an athlete can ever have. That's what the Olympics are about.”
    John Candy - Irv
    [Tag:honor, sport]
  • “- Yul Brenner: Look in the mirror, and tell me what you see!
    - Junior Bevil: I see Junior.
    - Yul Brenner: You see Junior? Well, let me tell you what I see. I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don't take no crap off of nobody!”

    Malik Yoba - Yul Brenner
    Rawle D. Lewis - Junior Bevil
    [Tag:power, pride, seeing]
  • “- Irv: Dig where I'm coming from. I'm coming from two gold medals. I'm coming from nine world records in both the two and four-man events. I'm coming from ten years of intense competition with the best athletes in the world.
    - Sanka Coffie: That's a hell of a place to be coming from!”

    John Candy - Irv
    Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
    [Tag:past, sport, winning]
  • “- Sanka Coffie: Ice? Ice?
    - Derice: Well, it's kind of a winter sport, you know, man.
    - Sanka Coffie: You mean winter, as in ice?
    - Derice: Maybe.
    - Sanka Coffie: You mean winter, as in igloos and Eskimos and penguins and ice?”

    Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
    Leon - Derice Bannock
    [Tag:cold, sport]
  • “- Yul Brenner: How about I beat your butt right now?
    - Sanka Coffie: How about I draw a line down the middle of your head so it looks like a butt?”

    Malik Yoba - Yul Brenner
    Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
    [Tag:fighting, head]
  • “- Sanka Coffie: Hey! Hey! What you doin'?
    - Derice Bannock: This is what the Swiss do to psyche themselves up!
    - Sanka Coffie: They also make them little pocket knives too, but I don't see you doing that!”

    Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
    Leon - Derice Bannock
  • “- Irv: Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without one, you'll never be enough with one.
    - Derice Bannock: Hey coach, how will I know if I'm enough?
    - Irv: When you cross that finish line tomorrow, you'll know.”

    John Candy - Irv
    Leon - Derice Bannock
  • “- Derice Bannock: Sanka mon, whatcha smoking?
    - Sanka Coffie: I'm not smoking, I'm breathing!”

    Leon - Derice Bannock
    Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
  • “- Sanka Coffie: Tallulah! Hahaha! Tallulah! Sounds like a 2 dollar hooker! Where you come up with that?
    - Junior Bevill: That's my mother's name.”

    Doug E. Doug - Sanka Coffie
    Rawle D. Lewis - Junior Bevil
    [Tag:mother, name]
  • “Just one little drawback to this delightful winter sport. The high-speed crash. Oh! That hurt. Always remember, your bones will not break in a bobsled. No, no, no. They shatter.”
    John Candy - Irv
    [Tag:pain, sport]
  • “I had to win. You see, Derice, I had made winning my whole life, and when you make winning your whole life, you have to keep on winning, no matter what.”

    John Candy - Irv
    [Tag:cheating, winning]