Cool Runnings | 1993

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Main Plot

A Jamaican sprinter fails to qualify for the Olympics but finds a new opportunity in the sport of bobsledding. With the help of an ex-champion, they form a team and face numerous obstacles as they strive to compete in the Winter Games.


  • Derice Bannock, a Jamaican sprinter, who aspires to compete in the Winter Olympics as a bobsledder.
  • Leon is a Jamaican sprinter who joins the bobsled team, bringing his speed and athleticism to help them succeed.
  • Sanka Coffie, a Jamaican sprinter turned bobsledder, provides comic relief and brings a laid-back attitude to the team.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Cool Runnings, the Jamaican bobsled team faces a major obstacle during their Olympic race, but they manage to overcome it with determination and teamwork. Despite not winning a medal, they win the admiration and respect of the crowd, showcasing their true sportsmanship. The team carries their sled across the finish line, demonstrating their resilience and proving that they are winners in their own right. The film concludes with the team receiving a standing ovation, highlighting the power of unity and the triumph of the human spirit.

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