Cool Runnings (1993)
A Comedy about Sportsmanship and the International Nature of Competition
Sportsmanship is a form of cultural diplomacy: respect for another team or culture conveys a sense of fellowship that transcends the natural feeling of competition. Cool Runnings narrates the true story of four Jamaican athletes and a retired American bobsled coach who attempt to compete at the Winter Olympics against all odds - the four had never even seen snow prior to the event! Despite the difficulties, they manage to qualify, giving the world the first Jamaican bobsled team. The team are initially a laughing stock, but become well respected for their determination and spirit.