Bright, happy comedy based on true story of four Jamaicans who decided to represent their nation for the first time ever in the bobsled competition of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. John Candy plays the Coach, a former sledder himself determined to prove himself after his own past failures. When they get to Canada for serious training (the four had never even seen snow before), they find themselves up against sledders from countries that take the competition way too seriously. Will the unlikely Jamaican Bobsled Team wow the crowd? Will disgraced Olympic coach Candy redeem himself? 97 minutes rated PG, produced by Disney Studios.
Doug E.Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, Raymond J. Barry, Marco Brambilla. The Jamaican-themed soundtrack is by Hans Zimmer
John Candy broadcast schedule: The Blues Brothers (1980, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd) Mon Feb 12 12:30P on American Movie Classics Brewster's Millions (Richard Pryor's 1985 remake of the 1945 comedy, with John Candy) Wed Mar 28 05:50A on Encore Canadian Bacon Fri Mar 16 02:50P on Encore Fri Mar 30 06:35A on Encore Cool Runnings Tue Feb 20 09:10P on Wam! Fri Feb 23 04:35P on Starz in Black Fri Mar 2 12:45P on Starz Comedy Wed Mar 7 09:00A on Starz Sat Mar 10 09:45A, 4:20P & 4am on Starz Kids and Family Wed Mar 14 01:05P & 5:20A on Starz Comedy Fri Mar 16 06:00A & 2:35P on Starz Kids and Family Tue Mar 20 10:20A, 6pm & 3:20A on Starz Kids and Family Wed Mar 28 09:45A & 4:15P on Starz Kids and Family Delirious Thu Mar 8 09:45A on Encore Love Stories Tue Mar 13 02:35P & 4:50A on Encore Love Stories Mon Mar 19 10:40A on Encore Love Stories Mon Mar 19 11:40A on Movie Plex Wed Mar 28 08:05A on Starz Comedy Sat Mar 31 09:30A on Encore Love Stories The Great Outdoors (starring Candy & Aykroyd) Tue Feb 27 08:30P on HBO Family Nothing but Trouble (1991, Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Candy) Sat Mar 10 01:10P on HBO Comedy Tue Mar 13 01:40P on HBO Comedy Wed Mar 14 01:40A on HBO Family Thu Mar 15 10:15P on HBO Family Tue Mar 20 03:40A on HBO Family Thu Mar 22 07:40A on HBO Comedy Sun Mar 25 10:30P on HBO Family Wed Mar 28 01:30P on HBO Comedy Once upon a Crime (comedy starring Richard Lewis, directed by Eugene Levy) Fri Feb 16 01:05P on The Movie Channel Wed Mar 7 10:10A & 4:40A on Showtime Women Tue Mar 13 06:05A & 3:45P on Showtime Women Thu Mar 22 09:00A on Showtime Women Wed Mar 28 01:15P on Showtime Women Planes, Trains and Automobiles (starring Candy and Steve Martin) Tue Feb 27 09:00P on Nick-At-Nite (Nickelodeon) Thu Mar 15 02:00A on Comedy Central Thu Mar 15 05:00P on Comedy Central Spaceballs (1987, Mel Brooks spoof of Star Wars, Candy as the wookie) Tue Mar 27 02:00A on TBS Tue Mar 27 10:00A on TBS Splash (starring Tom Hanks & Daryl Hannah, with Candy & Eugene Levy) Mon Mar 5 05:30P on American Movie Classics Mon Mar 12 08:00P & 12:30A on American Movie Classics Sun Mar 25 08:30A on American Movie Classics Summer Rental (1985) Sat Mar 31 02:00P on Spike (TNN) Uncle Buck (comedy, starring Candy) Fri Mar 9 07:30A on HBO Sun Mar 25 09:30A on HBO Volunteers (starring Tom Hanks, with Candy spoofing the Manchurian Candidate) Sun Mar 11 03:00A on Bravo