Multiple Characters quotes

Derice Bannock: "Cool Runnings" means "Peace Be The Journey."

Old Man: I'll pay a dollar to shut up!

Josef Grool: Hey Blitzer, why don't you put some training wheels on that sled?

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

Olympic Announcer: That's a hair faster than the Swiss.

Olympic Announcer: [on the aftermath of the first run] Well, thank goodness, for a minute there I didn't think they would get all four of them in. And THAT could have been a disaster.

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.

Derice: I can't believe the trials are finally here.
Joy: Are you nervous?
Derice: I'm not nervous, I'm ready. I've been ready for this day my whole life. I don't care how fast they run, I'm gonna run faster. I don't care how much they want it, I want it more. I'm going to the Olympics baby, I can feel it. I'm going to win the gold.
Joy: Derice, are you nervous?
Derice: I'm terrified!

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

Derice: Mr. Coolidge please, you have to run the race over.
Mr. Coolidge : I'm sorry Derice, nothing can be done.
Derice : But I was born to compete in the Olympics.
Mr. Coolidge : Then you'll have to work on your boxing or cycling. Those are the only other two sports in which Jamaica competes.
Derice: I am not a boxer, I am a runner. And it wasn't fair.
Mr. Coolidge : It rarely is my boy, it rarely is.

Derice: Thats a bobsled.
Sanka: Oh, so a bobsled is push-cart with no wheels.
Derice: Thats what it looks like here.
Sanka: "Let me see that...Alright, the key elements to a successful sled team are a steady driver, and three strong runners to push off down the ice." ICE? Ice?
Derice: Well, it's kind of a winter sport, you know.
Sanka: You mean winter, as in ice?
Derice: Maybe.
Sanka: You mean winter, as in igloos and eskimos and penguins and ICE?
Derice: Possibly.
Sanka: See ya.
Derice: Where you going?
Sanka: I'm going to take a hot bath, I'm getting cold just thinking about all this ice.

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.

Derice: Please Mr. Blitzer, just give me a chance. If I don't have what it takes we'll forget the whole thing.
Irv: Believe me kid, you do not have what it takes.
Derice: But you thought my father did.
Irv: Your father was one of the toughest competitors I ever saw. He ran the hundred meters in 10 flat.
Derice: Well I'll run it in 9.9.

Irv: Gentlemen, a bobsled is a simple thing.
Sanka: Yeah, so's a toilet!

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?

Sanka: I know, I'm the driver right?
Irv: No, you're the brake man.
Sanka: No, no I'm the driver.
Irv: No you're not, you're the brake man.
Sanka: I'm the driver.
Irv: You're not, you're the brake man.
Sanka: You don't understand, I am Sanka Coffie, I am the best push-cart driver in all of Jamaica, I must drive. Do you dig where I'm coming from?
Irv: Yeah I dig where you're coming from. Now dig where I'm coming from. I'm coming from two gold medals, I'm coming from nine world records in both the two and four-man events. I'm coming from ten years of intense competition with the best athletes in the world.
Sanka: Thats a hell of a place to be coming from.

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.

Derice: Sanka, whatcha smokin man?
Sanka: I'm not smoking, I'm breathing.

Sanka: Hey coach, I can't get my helmet on...
[Irv punches the helmet down onto his head.]
Sanka: Oooh, thanks, Coach.

Derice: Sanka, you dead?
Sanka: Yeah man.
Derice: You can pee now.
Sanka: Oooh, too late...

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.

Derice: I can't believe your still cold man.
Sanka: Cold?! I'm freezing my royal Rastafarian nay-nays off!

Derice: I'm not worried and we have good coach.
Larry: I hate to say it but uh, you've got to wake up, Coach Blitzer is what's killing you. He's been useless since the day he was busted.
Derice: Whatcha mean busted?
Larry: The '72 Games, guy hid weights in the front of the sled to make it go faster.
Derice: So what? It's no big deal.
Larry: Having your gold medals taken away for cheating is a big deal!
Coach Irv: [sees the conversation] Derice, let's go, we got a big meeting. [Derice leaves, then Irv speaks to Larry] Giving my kid a few pointers, Larry?
Larry: Your kid's gonna need all the help he can get...[marches up to Irv] Coach.

Sanka: Maid service sir. Would you like your bed turned down? Mint? Perhaps I could dust your head?
Yul: Whatever is wrong with you is no little thing.

Junior: What should I do? WHAT should I DO?
Josef Gruhl: Hey Jamaica, keep it down you are not owning this place.
Junior: Sorry sir, sorry I didn't mean to bother anyone.

Yul Brenner: Now look in the mirror, and tell me what you see!
Junior Bevil: I see Junior.
Yul Brenner: Junior, Junior. You see Junior? Well, you want to know what I see? I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don't take no crap off of nobody!
Junior: You really see all that?
Yul: Yeah man. But it's not about what I see, it's about what you see. Now look in this mirror and tell me again what you see.
Junior: I see..
Yul: Pride!...Power.
Junior: Power. I see..
Yul: A bad-ass mother who-
Junior:-who don't take no crap off of nobody!
Yul: AGAIN!

Junior: Now you listen me buddy. I will not be talked to that way so you better come up with a damn good apology or else...
Josef Grool: Or else what? [shoves Junior Bevil] Eh Jamaica, or else what? Come on Jamaica, say something.
Yul: No problem, man. [punches Josef Grool]

[Waking up Irv for the training run]
Sanka: Rise and shine.
Derice: It's butt whipping time.

Irv: Ok guys, tonight's the night. Now in a few minutes you'll get a chance to do something no one in your country has ever done. Now I was going to save this for the Olympics but I figure if we're going to convince these judges that we are world-class sledders, than we have better look like world-class sledders. [unveils team uniforms]
Sanka: [after examining his bodysuit] I freeze in this.

Sanka: So what are we going to name the sled?
Junior: How about, Taloola.
Rest of team: [Laughing] Taloola.
Sanka: Sounds like a two-dollar hooker. How'd you come up with that?
Junior: Hey, that's my mother's name. [Team converses in agreement]
Sanka: [to Derice] What's it gonna be, star? What are the people gonna be screaming when Jamaica takes the hill?
Derice: We say in kind, 'Cool Runnings.'
Junior: Beautiful, I like that.
Yul: Very strong.
Coach Irv: Very nice, but what exactly does it mean?
Derice: Cool runnings means, peace be to journey.
Team: [Toasting] Cool Runnings.
Sanka: [Toasting] To the man in the orange suit.
Messenger: Excuse me...
Sanka: [Toasting] To the messenger.
Coach Irv: [Ashen-faced, after reading the letter] We are officially...disqualified.

[At the IAWS meeting]
British Alliance Member: We must also be concerned about the potential for embarrassment.
Irv Blitzer: Oh, forgive me. I didn't realize that four black guys in a bobsled could make you blush.
Kurt: I think we've heard enough.
Irv: [pleads] Come on, Kurt, what you're doing is wrong, and you know it! Now if this is about you and me, let's get it straight right now. All right, 16 years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life - I cheated. I was stupid. I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country... [points to Kurt] and my coach. 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. Hell, it doesn't matter if they come in first or fiftieth. Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. They've earned the right to march 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 about. Sixteen years ago I forgot that. Don't you go and do the same. Sorry if I interrupted your meeting.

Irv: Now, a lot of coaches would be giving you one of those win-one-for-the-gipper speeches. I'm not good at that stuff, instead I thought I'd, uh, lead you in a psalm of inspiration. Let's bow our heads.
Sanka: Who's the gipper?
Irv: Our father who art in Calgary, bobsled be thy name, thy kingdom come, gold medals won. On Earth as it is in turn Seven. Liberty and justice for Jamaica and Haile Selassie, Amen.

Junior Bevil: [Murmurs] Pride, Power...[Stops elevator] Father, when you look at me, what do you see?
Whitby Bevil Sr: I don't have time for games. Junior.
Junior: Tell me what you see, please!
Whitby: Alright I'll tell you what I see. I see a lost little boy, who's lucky to have a father who knows what's best for him.
Junior: No, no, no, no you don't know what's best for me father. I am not a lost little boy father, I am a man and I'm an Olympian. I'm staying right here. [Elevator door closes with Junior's Father inside]
Yul: Junior Bevil. A bad-ass mother.

[Derice slaps the team as warm-up.]
Sanka: What are you doing?
Derice: Thats what the Swiss do to psych themselves up.
Sanka: They also make those little pocketknives too but I don't see you doing that.

Joy: That fool had better watch his mouth.
Momma Coffie: He'd better watch MORE than that.

Derice: You know, when the Swiss want to ge....[Team groans]
Sanka: Ah, will you shut up about the damn Swiss! I mean, it was all that eins zwei drei nonsense that got us all nervous in the first place.
Derice: Hey man, look here, I'm just trying to get us off on the right foot.
Sanka: Well the right foot for us is not the Swiss foot. I mean come on Derice, we can't be copying nobody else's style. We have our own style.
Derice: Kissing an egg is no kind of style. It's the Olympics here, it's no stupid push-cart derby. [Long pause]
Sanka: Let me tell you something rasta, I didn't come up here to forget who I am and where I come from.
Derice: Neither did I, I'm just trying to be the best I can be.
Sanka: So am I, and the best I can be is Jamaican. Look, Derice...I've known you since Julie Jeffreys asked to see your ding-a-ling and I'm telling you as a friend if we look Jamaican, walk Jamaican, talk Jamaican and IS Jamaican, then we sure as hell better bobsled Jamaican.

[Rapping as a grand entrance before the second run]
Derice: Hello, Olympics! Greetings from Jamaica!
Team: Some people say you know they can't believe, Jamaica we have a bobsled team. (2x)
Sanka: We have a -
Yul, Derice, and Junior: one Derice.
Sanka: And a one Junior. Yul Brenner and the man, Sanka.
Team: The fastest of the fastest of Jamaican sprinter. Respect for the man, Irv Blitzer.

[at a club somewhere in Jamaica]
Olympic Announcer: Where did these guys come from?
Crowd At Bar: [shouts at TV] JAMAICA!!!!

Irv: Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.
Derice: Hey coach, how will I know if I'm enough?
Irv: When you cross that finish line, you'll know.

Sanka: Derice, you dead?
Derice: No man, I'm not dead. But we have to finish the race.

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