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Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings quotes

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Irv Blitzer
Multiple Characters
Sanka Coffie
Yul Brenner

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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

What I am saying to you, is that you are the kind of club-toting, raw-meat-eating, Me-Tarzan-You-Jane-ing big bald bubblehead that can only count to ten if he's barefoot or wearing sandals.

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.

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.

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

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'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!