Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
an egg. He has a lucky egg.
The Swiss Team. He even has his team count off like they do.
|What is Sanka cooking on the hot plate in the room that is stinking it up?||Cool Runnings
bananas. Yul tells him the 'nanas are stinking up the room.
|Yul Brenner carries a picture of his dream home. What is the picture of?||Cool Runnings
Buckingham Palace. Sanka laughs at him for thinking he could live in a palace.
Junior sold his car.. Junior sold his car because he felt responsible for Derice and Yul not making it into the Olympics as sprinters.
|The team needed to earn money to get to the Olympic trials. Which is not a way they tried to earn money?||Cool Runnings
selling their blood. None of them sold blood for money.
|What comedian plays washed up former Olympian Irving Blitzer?||Cool Runnings
John Candy. Irv was an Olympic bobsledder but he was stripped of his medals for cheating.
push cart derby. He is the self-proclaimed fastest push cart driver in all of Jamaica.
|What happens to Derice when he is trying out for the Olympics as a sprinter?||Cool Runnings
He is tripped.. He is tripped by a man who will be his team mate on the bobsled team.
brake man. Sanka wanted to be the driver when he said this, "Do you dig where I'm coming from?" Irv convinced him that Derice should take the role, since it requires the most amount of stress and work.
|When Derice and Sanka first met Irv, what was the horse's name that Irv had bet on?||Cool Runnings
Tumbleweed . Irv bet on Tumbleweed, a horse that lost badly. Getting very angry, Irv beats the radio he is listening to with a pool cue.
|What was Derice's number in the 100-meter dash at the beginning of the movie?||Cool Runnings
8. Derice's number was 8. Yul Brenner's number was 6, and Junior's number was 12.
|When Sanka shows up at the hotel room and makes fun of Yul Brenner's dream to live in Buckingham Palace, what is he pretending to be?||Cool Runnings
A maid. When Yul Brenner opens the door, Sanka is standing there, with a French maid's hat and is carrying a feather duster. He offers to turn the bed down, and then says to Yul "Or perhaps I can dust your head!"
Bevil . Junior Bevil, played by Rawle D. Lewis, is actually called that many times by his friends in the movie.
Leon. Suprisingly, I have not seen him in anything else, although I think he is very talented.
|Apparently, if the Swiss (Schweiz) see a pretty girl, what will they do?||Cool Runnings
"Yell eins, zwei, drei, and try to push her down some ice.". After getting into the bar fight, Yul Brenner, Sanka, and Junior are being lectured by Derice before Irv gets there. Derice makes a comment about the Swiss and how they would never pull a stunt like that. Sanka comments, laughing, "And you don't see the Swiss smiling, neither." He goes on to say that if they saw a pretty girl they'd try to "Yell eins, zwei, drei, and try to push her down some ice."
|When the team is deciding a name for the bobsled, Junior suggests a name right off the bat. What is this name?||Cool Runnings
Tallulah. Junior immediately suggests the name Tallulah. Everyone bursts out into laughter, and even a comment is made about Tallulah being the name of a "two-dollar hooker." Junior responds, saying "Hey you idiot, that's my mother's name." Following was a silence, then a chorus of "That's a pretty name!"
Peace be the journey.. After getting a qualifying time under 1 minute flat, the team celebrates by drinking Cokes, painting the bobsled, and then naming it. They decide to name it "Cool Runnings," meaning "peace be the journey."
No medal. They could have possibly won a medal, but in the final race their rickety sled lost a screw on the ski and they crashed. Then they picked up the sled and carried it to the finish line as everyone clapped and cheered.
Junior's mother. After they painted the sled they wanted to name it. Junior suggested Talula and everyone burst out laughing. After Junior mentioned that it was his mother's name they had a change of heart. Irv asked if anyone had any other ideas. That's when Darice came up with the name Cool Runnings which means "Peace be the journey."
|What are the Jamaicans drinking while painting their sled?||Cool Runnings
Coke. After they qualify for the Olympics they paint their sled. The pop bottles are clearly labeled Coke.
Yul. This is a great scene where Yul gives Junior a pep talk in the bathroom after he wimped out on Josef Gruel, who had intimidated the Jamaicans since their first bobsled ride. Junior comes out fired up but then he gets scared after Josef turned around and started pushing him. That's when Yul Brenner comes in and punches Jozef, which triggers the brawl.
|What happened on the Jamaicans' first bobsled ride at the Olympics?||Cool Runnings
They crashed. As the Jamaicans were entering a tunnel they crashed. This particular part isn't shown, but is heard. The crash was likely caused by the wild turn and thankfully no one was hurt.
|What did Yul Brenner do, to earn money to get to the Olympics? ||Cool Runnings
Arm wrestle. Darice ran the kissing booth and was caught by his wife.
Sanka sang on the street and was paid a dollar to shut up.
Junior sold his car, and Yul Brenner arm wrestled, beating everyone except one woman.
|How does Darice get the idea of starting a bobsled team?||Cool Runnings
He saw a picture of his dad and Irv Blitzer in Mr. Coolridge's office. He was in Mr. Coolidge's office, asking to rerun the race. He saw his dad in a picture with Irving Blitzer, with their gold medals around their necks. Irv had a theory about Jamaican sprinters being able to push the sled to a really fast start, because they were such fast sprinters.
|Why didn't Darice go to the Summer Olympics in Seoul?||Cool Runnings
He was tripped. In the final race at the Jamaican trials, Darice and Yul Brenner were tripped by Junior. They were not able to finish and never went to the Olympics.
Push Cart Driver. Sanka brags about being the best all through the movie. In fact the film actually begins with him in a Push Cart Derby.