PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Denzel Washington turned down the role of Derice Bannock and Eddie Murphy turned down the role of Sanka Coffie, balking at the pay offered. The parts were in the end cast with actors Leon and Doug E. Doug respectively.
Derice, is Sanka ready?
Momma Coffie: Ready? That boy's never ready! He's a lazy, sorry, no-good bag of bones.
Momma Coffie: So what ya laughing at?
At the beginning of the film, when Derice is unable to qualify to the 1988 Summer Olympics Athletics, the president of the Jamaican Olympic Comitee tells him that to travel to the event he must practice either Cycling or Boxing, as those are the only other sports where they would participate. Actually Jamaica also participated in Table Tennis and Weightlifting.
English, German, Russian
£2,503,138 (UK) (4 March 1994)
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