Remember John Turteltaub’s 1993 Cool Runnings starring John Candy? Loosely based on the story of the team’s qualification for the 1988 Winter Olympics and went on to become a cult classic. Well Watts and his partner Marvin Dixon could bring us a sequel should they make it to Sochi this year.
Because Jamaica’s qualified for the two-man competition at the Sochi Games but we don’t know if the island squad will get a chance to race. Why? Funding.
They need a whole heap of money and they need it yesterday. Winston Watts told the The Associated Press that they need about $80,000 in the next couple weeks to cover travel and equipment costs. If you want to help, feel free to donate over here as they’re raising funds.
Granted sequels hardly ever turn out as good, but what if- just think- the Jamaican team takes gold? THAT is a movie (and event) I would like to see.