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The movie that I have chosen to write about was the movie “Miracle”. The movie miracle has many different types of cultural differences that are not that easily seen at a first glance. However, when you watch the movie more than once you can begin to see the cultural differences that occur in the movie. The cultural differences that I was able to see from this movie were Jim Craig’s miscommunication with coach, Jim Craig’s father’s miscommunication, the different styles of play between the Soviet’s and the US, and the difference between USA and Soviets players. The first cultural difference that occurred in the movie was easy to see and hear. Jim Craig, who was the goaltender, had his mother pass away leaving just his father to support him. In the opening scene in the movie, the hockey committee is having tryouts to form together a hockey to team to compete in the Olympics. When Herb Brooks, the head coach of team USA, is scouting his players, the assistant coach says, “Why is Craig starting over Janacek, his mother died and his game has been off ever since” (O’Connor)? Herb then replies, “Have you ever seen him when his game is on” (O’Connor). As the movie goes on, Jim Craig makes the team and Herb Brooks has everyone take a test, to see how hard he can push them. However, Craig does not take the test. When Herb goes to Craig’s room to ask him why he didn’t take the test, Herb could tell that something wasn’t right with Craig. Herb then asks Craig how he is doing and Craig explains to coach that he has nothing since his mother died and his father just lost his job. Herb was able to decode (Alberts, pg. 8) the message and see that Craig was going through a rough time. As a result, Herb helps Craig gain his confidence back focusing on hockey making Craig the number one goaltender that he was before.…...

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