Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings quotes

70 total quotes (ID: 142)

Irv Blitzer
Multiple Characters
Sanka Coffie
Yul Brenner


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] 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.


Josef Grool: Ah Blitzy, are you going to tuck them in too?

Momma Coffie: Everybody shut up, my boy's on TV!

Jamaican Woman 1: Handsome as a lion that one.
Jamaican Woman 2: I could watch that backside all day.

[Sanka's pushcart chant.]
Kids: Who's the captain of our crew? Who's a friend to me and you? Kinda nice, good lookin', too! Sanka, Sanka, yeah Sanka!
Sanka: Ha ha ha ha, now get back to work!
Derice: Who's the big hot bag of air? Who doesn't have to comb his hair? Who doesn't bathe, and doesn't care? Sanka! Sanka! Yeah, Sanka!

Pushcart kid 1: Derice my grandfather said you are definiately going to make it to the Olympics. He says you're even faster than your father.
Pushcart kid 2: Yeah man, great for Jamaica.
Sanka: Hey, you know what my grandfather said?
Kids: What?
Sanka: GET BACK TO WORK!

[After the push-cart race]
Derice: Sanka, you dead?
Sanka: Yeah man, oooh.

Joy: Are you sure no one can beat him?
Sanka: Sure I'm sure, I'm just a little concerned about that big baldy.

Sanka: Look star, let me tell you a little something alright. When you need something from me you don't have to hand me a bunch of lines. All you have to do is look at me in the eye and say, "Sanka you are my best friend and we have been through a whole heap together and I really, really need you."
Derice: Sanka alright, and you are my best friend, and we've been through a whole lot together.
Sanka: Heap, heap!
Derice: Sorry man, whole heap together.
Sanka: And I really, really need you.
Derice: And I really, really need you.

Sanka: So, lets talk about this billsled team...
Derice: No, BOBsled team.
Sanka: Whoever.

Yul: You're crowding me slinky-head.
Junior: Hehe, slinky-head, that's a good one.
Yul: What are you laughing about?
Junior: Nothing.
Yul: If it wasn't for you rich boy, I'd be in the Olympics right now.
Sanka: I don't know what you all are arguing about because Derice was going to beat both your butts anyway.
Yul: What are you talking about? How 'bout I beat your butt right now!
Sanka: How about I draw a line down the middle of your head so it looks like a butt?

Junior: [Practicing speech to father]Alright father, listen here. You see, I have made up my mind I am going to be a bobsledder. Thats right, a bobsledder. Oh really? Well I'm sorry you feel that way, fine cut off my allowance. Because you see father, a man has got to do what a man has got to do.

Policeman: What have you done to the police unit? I should arrest you. Who owns this thing?
Derice: We do, sir.
Policeman: And who are you?
Derice: The Jamaican bobsled team, sir.

[Rapping]
Sanka: Some people say you know them can't believe, Jamaica we have a bobsled team. We have a one Derice.
Derice: And a one Junior.
Junior: Yu... Sanka.
Derice: The fastest of the fastest of Jamaican sprinters.
Team: Go to Olympics fight for Jamaica.

Yul: You're going nowhere Sanka and you're thrilled to death about it. Well, you see me, you see me? I'm different, because I know exactly where I'm going. And after I, Yul Brenner win the Olympics and become famous I'm going to leave the island and live right down there.
Sanka: [Laughing] That's Buckingham Palace, you plan on living there you're going to have to marry the Queen.
Junior: Yul, thats where the Queen of England lives.