The new film Argo is based on a historical event that few Americans knew about until recently, and if it weren't true, the script would have been rejected as too unbelievable. But historical events have given us many wonderful movies that wouldn't have passed muster as fiction. For example, would you believe that Jamaica sent a bobsled team to the winter Olympics?
As anyone who’s old enough to have watched the 1988 Winter Olympics can attest, a team from Jamaica really did contest the bobsled event, and although the film took a reasonable amount of poetic license, but still, the underlying story remains absolutely true.
That might surprise younger movie fans, especially those who did not realize that the Titanic was a real ship until the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Link