5/10

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Runtime: 98 min

Genres: Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sport

Languages: English | German | Russian

Countries: USA


Irving Blitzer disgraced himself when putting extra weights into his team's bob in the Olympics, resulting in his gold medal being taken away from him. Years later, Derice Bannock, son to a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100-yard sprint for the Olympics due to a stupid accident. But when he hears of Irving Blitzer living also on Jamaica, Derice decides to go to the Games anyway. If not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some starting problems, the first Jamaican bobsledding team is formed and heads for Calgary. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are only laughed at, since nobody can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a disgraced trainer for serious. But team spirit and a healthy self confidence may lead to a few surprises in the upcoming Winter Games.



Directors (1)

Writers (4)

Lynn Siefert (screenplay) and
Michael Goldberg (screenplay)
Michael Ritchie (story)
Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay) &

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (40)

Al Trautwig Himself
Bertina Macauley Joy Bannock
Beverly Brown Lady #1
Bill Dow Registration Official
Campbell Lane Karl Schindler
Charles Harvey Cop #1
Charles Hyatt Whitby Bevil Sr.
Cheryl Kroeker Hotel Clerk
Christopher Gaze British Official
Clive Anderson Cop #2
Craig Lehto Bobsled Starter
Cyrene Tomlinson Lady #2
David Lovgren Swiss Captain
Deamion Robinson Boy #2
Doug E. Doug Sanka Coffie
Fitz Weir Uncle Ferte
Jack Goth August Gremmer
Jay Brazeau Kroychzech
John Candy Irving 'Irv' Blitzer
John Morgan Himself
Karyn J. Scott Line Dancer
Kerwin Kerr Boy #1
Kristoffer Cooper Winston
Larry Gilman Larry
Leon Derice Bannock
Lloyd Roache Push Cart Derby Starter
Malik Yoba Yul Brenner
Matthew Robert Kelly Canadian Captain (uncredited)
Matthew Walker German Official
Michael London Heckler
Oliver Hunter Joseph
Paul Coeur Roger
Pauline Stone Myrie Momma Coffie
Peter Outerbridge Josef Grool
Rawle D. Lewis Junior Bevil
Raymond J. Barry Kurt Hemphill
Rob McEwan News Photographer (uncredited)
Rob Parisien Olympic Messenger (uncredited)
Teddy Price Drunk
Winston Stona Coolidge