Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings quotes

70 total quotes (ID: 142)

Irv Blitzer
Multiple Characters
Sanka Coffie
Yul Brenner


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


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.

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: 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.

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.

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

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!

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?

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.

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

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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!