Cool Runnings – Tamara’s Never Seen

It’s bobsled time! Tamara finally checks out a 90s classic, Cool Runnings.

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  1. She probably was Amish

  2. I’m really glad you enjoyed this movie. I agree that it is corny and dated, but it’s hard for me not to have laughs and warm feeling whenever I think about it.

    It’s really the performances and a lot of inspirational quotes that sound surprisingly sincere that do it for me. Even Doug E. whose mostly the comic relief character gets a pretty cool speech near the end about how he didn’t come all this way just to hid from where they came from.

  3. For some reason John Candy’s speech to the committee about why the team shouldn’t be disqualified really stuck with me over the years. To the point where I could almost remember it verbatim. Still to make sure I got it write I’m reprinting it here. Because I think it’s that awesome.

    [Come on, Kurt, what you’re doing here is wrong, and you know it! Now if this is about you and me, let’s lay it all down now. All right, sixteen years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: I cheated. I was stupid. I embarrassed myself, I embarrassed my country, my friends, my family, my teammates,
    [points to Kurt]
    Irwin Blitzer: and my coach. Hey, if it’s revenge you want, take it. Go ahead, disqualify me, banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to me! It was me who let you down, Kurt! It wasn’t my guys! They’ve done everything you’ve asked of them! And they did it with all of you laughing in their face. Hey, it doesn’t matter tomorrow if they come in first or fiftieth. Those guys have earned the right to walk 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 all about. Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Don’t you go and do the same.]

  4. You need to have a John Candy month.

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