Cool Runnings is a feel-extremely-good 1993 movie featuring one of my favorite people who ever lived on this planet and who I talk about constantly, John Candy.
I don’t actually remember watching this movie as a kid, which is probably inaccurate, considering my mom has made me watch every possible existing movie ever released when I was a kid. This is probably one of the ones we watched only once.
This is the story of the first ever Jamaican bobsled team to participate in the Winter Olympics in Canada in 1988. The story is real, though I believe the events of the movie are completely made up. Except for the part where actual footage of the team during the competition was used. That part of the story is pretty accurate!
I was watching the Olympics, I think 2 days ago, and I saw this competition live as they were announcing the Jamaican team… without laughing. It was pretty cool!