Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings quotes

70 total quotes (ID: 142)

Irv Blitzer
Multiple Characters
Sanka Coffie
Yul Brenner


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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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]

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.

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.

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!

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