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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

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The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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Tom Costello ...
Eddie (10 years old)
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Janette
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Terry
Dickon Tolson ...
UK Doctor
Jack Costello ...
Eddie (15 years old)
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Richmond the BOA Official
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Dustin Target
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Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
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Lars Holbin
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Petra
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Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
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Old Jumper
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Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Win or lose, always aim high See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking | See all certifications »

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26 February 2016 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,084,682 (USA) (26 February 2016)

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$15,785,632 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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The movie's World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2016, was a "Surprise Screening". See more »

Goofs

When the British national team is introduced to the press, their skis are short, with cut sides and rounded tips. Those skis first appeared in the mid 1990's. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: [Walks into the sauna] I'm Eddie and I'm... my god nude!
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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation did not receive any payment or other consideration, or enter into any agreement, for the depiction of tobacco products in this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.39 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Eagle Will Fly Again
(Howard Jones)
Published by Howard Jones Music Ltd.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of Howard Jones Music
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Must See feel good Movie
12 February 2016 | by (Monroe, Michigan) – See all my reviews

With a nice touch of humor you cannot come away from this movie without feeling a sense of accomplishment regardless of the actual outcome. The movie inspires you to reflect on any challenge we may have faced on our own lives and inspires us to actually rethink how we may have handled it or behaved differently. Taron Edgerton played a very believable character giving the audience a real sense at who Eddie Edwards really was and how he lived his youth through perseverance and fortitude by simply not giving up. The film cleverly portrays this very quickly through a brief introduction into Eddies childhood. The story is written well and the story really gives us a sense of who Eddie is and the drive to fulfill a promise to himself. Hugh Jackman brings a humorous side to the film with just enough serious touch that you do not loose sight of the significant effort that was made by Eddie Edwards. I was glad to be invited to a early preview and hope that all who see this film enjoy it as much as I did.


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