"Sanka you dead?"
If you are 1990s or 2000s kid, think about all of the sports films that came out towards the very end of the 90s and into the 2000s. Remember the Titans, We are Marshall, Friday Night Lights or if you want to focus on "snow" movies in particular—Snow Dogs and Shred to name a couple. It's quite possible that we don't get those films (or at least get them in the way they were delivered to us) if not for the influence of Cool Runnings. Were there sports movies created before Cool Runnings? The answer to that is yes, but the question of their long-term influence and generational impact hasn't matched Cool Runnings, and in many ways the movie brought forth a new approach and method of storytelling that has no doubt served as an inspiration to its successors. With October 1st marking 30 years since the film's debut, we thought it would be fun to revisit the impact of Cool Runnings in real time, and how it continues to be a film that we're in turn passing down to the younger generations.