It might have taken many, many years to rebuild from such a tragedy, and indeed it was seven years and two Olympics before we won another Olympic gold medal, but overall the US has won 46 Olympic figure skating medals, which is more than any other country, and 21 of those were after the plane crash (we also have the most world medals overall at 182). The main thing that I took away from the film is that all of the considerable success that the US figure skating program has accomplished in the past 50 years is rooted in that tragedy, connected to it in some way. 1968 Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming lost a coach in the crash. Michelle Kwan and Evan Lysacek have both been coached by Frank Carroll (though not at the same time) who was coached by Maribel Vinson-Owen, a nine-time National Champion who died in the crash (Michelle Kwan is also a nine-time National Champion). And many of our top skaters, including all of those just mentioned, have benefited from the Memorial Fund that was established to honor the memory of the plane crash victims.
It was a very touching film and I wish that everybody interested/involved in figure skating would watch it because sometimes (as is probably the case in most sports) people involved put too much emphasis on winning and beating everybody else, and this story could help put things back into perspective. I also wish that everybody in America would watch it because it's not a very well-known story, but the resiliency of our figure skating program is something that we can and should take pride in.