Thursday, February 25, 2010

Theater Thursday


Welcome! It's Thursday so that means it's time for another Theater Thursday! This week in honor of the Olympics, we're taking a look at Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings is based on the true story of the First Jamaican bobsledding team trying to make it to the Olympics. Derice Bannock, a sprinter trying to make it to the summer games becomes involved in an accident during a qualifying race and misses out on making the team. Trying to figure out a way to make it to the Olympics he learns that an ex-bobsledding champion now coach is living on the island... Irving Blitzer (John Candy). Derice tries to convince him to coach him to the Olympics and to help start a team. Blitzer (Candy) wants no part in it yet becomes convinced when Derice let's him know that him and his father were once friends. 
Derice has an open house looking for 3 teammates. He enlists his good friend Sanka Coffie (Doug E. Doug), fellow sprinter Yul Brenner and a rich boy, Junior Bevil. They begin practice, start raising money and head off to the Calgary games without a sponsor, hoping to qualify to race. 
The 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team & Coach
Fun Fact: The 1st Jamaican Bobsledding team competed at the 1988 Olympic games and included the four following men: Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White and Samuel Clayton. 

Now, here's the really fun part! Do you have a a movie you love that's out on Dvd? Post about it, then come back here and link up! Don't know how to use McKLinky? It's simple...here's what you do to link up. Once you've published your movie post, come back here. Click on "You Are Next" then follow the steps of entering your name and blog post address. Still have questions, then just e-mail me!

12 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I love cool runnings!

ModernMom said...

I LOVE that movie! (and I have to admit, every time I see a bob sled team from anywhere down south...I think of John Candy and the Jamaican BobSled team!)

Dollface said...

I never saw this but remembered it was all the rage in middle school... hahaha xxxooo

JG said...

I love Cool Runnings! We used to watch it all the time!

Jessie said...

I LOVE that movie!!!!! I need to find it on dvd..

And PS: That other thing is going GREAT! :D by the way, I started a separate blog just for that..

www.operationhomemadewedding.blogspot.com

JAMIE HIRYAK said...

I love that movie!!!

Katie said...

this one is a classic for sure!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

I love this movie!! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! I HEART that movie!! That looks like such fun to do in real life but I'd be afraid too.....I might just try to slide down one of KJ's GIANT HORSE TEETH for practice until I can muster up the nerve (chuckle)

Ashley said...

Nate loves this movie

Shoshanah said...

I have to admit any time I've watched bobsledding this Olympics I've had to sing "You know some people you know they don't believe. Jamaica we have a bobsled team." Although I'm pretty sure there is no Jamaican team this year.

lily-margaret said...

jamaica has a bobsled team! love it!