Continuity mistake: When the bobsled team is getting their act together in Calgary, there's a scene of them pushing off with an unpainted bobsled. In the shots of the feet of the guys pushing at the back of the sled, you can see that the lower back of the sled is painted black with green stripes, the colours that they paint the sled in a scene a few minutes later.
The four Jamaicans and their coach Irv Blitzer (John Candy) make it to the Olympics. Their first run was a disaster, but together they find their spirit again and come back to blow everyone away with an amazing second run. On their third and final run in the bobsled, they were in the running for a medal, when one of the blades comes loose and the sled crashed near the end. Not to be defeated so easily, the four proud Jamacians, hoist the sled onto their shoulders and carry it the rest of the way do the track and to the finish line. Because of this they were unable to walk off with a medal, but they left instead with the respect of everyone who doubted their abilities. Together, the four guys agree that in four years, they will return to compete again.
Trivia: When Derice is applying for loans at different banks, the wall behind each bank manager is always the same wall! The plants and decorations are different, but it's the identical wall.
Question: Does anyone know a website that tells the full, true story of the Jamaican bobsled team? I liked to get a look at all the differences between the film and what actually happened. I tried to search for it on Google, but all I am coming up with is things about the movie, not the actual event.
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