Somewhat making up for “Reds” as far as 1981’s reputation goes… except for the soundtrack (Age of Synth).
I think there’s several messages you can take from this: determination pays off, stick to your convictions no matter what and you’ll succeed, that’s true for you is true for you, sincerity is paramount, etc.
Eric Liddell honored God and wound up winning. Harold Abrahams honored himself and wound up winning. Neither wd compromise, both were passionate. Good movie, confusing message… if any.