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A Underdog's Story: Cool Runnings
Transcript of A Underdog's Story: Cool Runnings
Cool Running's Weekday 1
Fatoumata Sacko Cool Runnings SUMMARY:
This madcap comedy is based on the true story of Jamaican sprinters who fell in their preliminary races and were not able to qualify for their country's Olympic team. To be able to compete in the Olympics, they took up bobsledding. This film shows young black men pursuing worthwhile goals. CHARACTERS:
Inspiring coach who won gold but was stripped of it when he cheated in the olympic games.
Former Sprinter determined to go to the olympic games
Yul Benner-Second Middleman
Former Sprinter now bobsleder
A champion pushcart racer
Junior Bevil-First Middleman
Rich boy and former sprinter The team manages to have one goal and come to a mutual plan for the team at this stage. Some may have to give up their own ideas and agree with
others in order to make the team function. In this stage, all team members take the responsibility and have the ambition to work for the success of the team's goals. Team Phase: Norming Irv sets team up for olympics (positive)
Group trains together (positive)
Team members find new credibility in coach Irv's work (positive) Goal-Oriented Roles Irv- Reality tester, Summarizer,Recorder
Junior- Information Seeker, Orienter
Sanka- Opinion Seeker
Derrice- Initiator, Informer, Clarifier In Summary... Interaction Roles Yul- Encourager, Gatekeeper, Follower
Sanka- Follower, Harmonizer
Derrice- Compromiser, Standard setter,Follower
Irv- Encourager, Process observer, consensus taker
Junior- Harmonizer, Follower This story portrays a well functioning team that overcomes setbacks and learns from their mistakes.