Chris Farley Almost Starred And Other ‘Kingpin’ Facts On Its 20th Anniversary

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Back in 1996, in-between the career-making success of Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary, Bobby and Peter Farrelly directed a weird little movie about a rubber handed downtrodden ex-bowler, an Amish wonder, and the epic sport of bowling. Rejected by audiences at first, Kingpin found its people with its subsequent release on home video, launching it into the cult classic stratosphere.

As the film turns 20 years old, let’s take a look back at some of the behind the scenes of the Farrelly Brothers movie that didn’t quite make it until after the fact.

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