COOL RUNNINGS, Malik Yoba, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, 1993, (c)Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett CollectionEverett


Like the Jamaican bobsled team members whose biographies it fictionalized, "Cool Runnings" was an underdog. When it was released 20 years ago this week (on October 1, 1993), who'd have imagined that this little movie, starring the unlikely John Candy as an Olympian, would become such a huge hit?

Two decades later, the film's legacy among sports movies is secure, but how has its cast fared? In an era when Jamaica's hot-running Usain Bolt is the fastest man alive, here's what's become of the stars of "Cool Runnings."





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Cool Runnings
PG1993
In Theaters on October 1, 1993

Four Jamaican bobsledders dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow.... Read More