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Cool Runnings Star

Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme ... Move Over USA

It's Jamaica's Time!

2/8/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Starring in "Cool Runnings" makes you an unofficial Jamaican FOR LIFE ... at least according to American actor Leon Robinson ... who tells TMZ Sports he's rooting for Team JA's bobsledders to crush Team USA in Sochi.

Leon played Derice Bannock in the beloved movie, and explained "it'd be a once in a lifetime opportunity for them to win the gold," adding ... "how often would they get that chance?"

He's got a point ... Jamaica's bobsled has only made it to ONE other Olympics after their legendary debut in the 1988 Games.

Leon says he goes down to Jam Rock every year ... and claims the island's tourism board calls him "Jamaica's best friend" -- due to all the visitors who come and spend money on bobsled-related gear.

No joke ... there's a freakin' Bobsled Cafe down there.

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But even Leon admits it's a long shot for the Jamaicans to top USA this year.  

Maybe not ... if they bust out THE chant in Sochi. That would be awesome ...

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6 COMMENTS

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j    

Cute movie always willing to watch... Makes me miss John Candy, that gets me sad for losing PSH so recently to junk... so many talented people gone WAY too soon... Go Jamaica.

223 days ago
2.

Mark    

All the power to them! Cant wait, loved them in Calgary!

223 days ago
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T12345    

I think the fall in the movie knocked some screws loose....Steve Holcomb is commanding sled 1. Jamaica has zero shot at this team......Especially if Steve wears his superman shirt.

223 days ago
4.

StevenB    

I wish he would get back into acting. I always liked him.

222 days ago
5.

Rigby    

I like him a lot. He seems cool.

222 days ago
6.

Vote2012    

Go Jamacia !!!!

222 days ago

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