The climactic ending of the film, Cool Runnings, always chokes me up.
Four Jamaican bob-sledders experience equipment malfunction which causes a tremendous crash. Emergency crews rush to them, but slide to a stop on the ice when the team appears to be getting up. Picking up their bobsled, the four athletes, shaken and battered from the crash, lift and carry their inoperable sled over slippery ice to the finish line.
"We have to finish the race," says Derice, the one who is the heart and soul of the team.
It's all the more moving because of a quiet, conversational scene earlier in the movie, before the last bobsled race of the 1988 Olympics. Derice knows his coach was a U.S bob-sledder, an Olympian who'd won medals, and had two medals stripped away for cheating, for attaching weights to the front of his teams' sled for increased speed. He wants to know the reasons why...
Coach, pensively: "Why did I cheat? It's quite simple really. I had to win. You see, Derice, I'd made winning my whole life, and when you make winning your whole life, you have to keep on winning no matter what. You understand that?"
Derice, shaking his head slowly: "No. I don't understand, Coach. You had two gold medals. You had it all."
Coach: "A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it."
Derice: "Coach, how will I know if I'm enough?"
Coach: "When you cross that finish line you'll know."
Integrity intact, crossing the finish line, Derice knows. He is enough.