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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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Cast

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Tom Costello ...
Eddie (10 years old)
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Janette
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Terry
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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
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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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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,785,632 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Trivia

One of the commentators makes a clear reference to the Jamaican Bobsleigh team from the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics which was famously portrayed in Cool Runnings (1993) and had starred the late Canadian actor-comedian John Candy. See more »

Goofs

At the 1988 Calgary Olympics, ski jumpers have their skis "v-style" (tips spread apart) while in the air. V-style ski jumping came to competition in the 1990s. At the Calgary Olympics, ski jumpers kept their skis parallel in the air. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: [Walks into the sauna] I'm Eddie and I'm... my god nude!
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Connections

Spoofs Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Thrill Me
(Gary Barlow/Andy McCluskey)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)
Limited & Copyright Control
Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (as OMD) and featuring Taron Egerton & Hugh Jackman
Courtesy of Blue Noise limited
Under license from Universal Music Catalogue, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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Feel good and let the tears of happiness flow!
14 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this in a free screening prior to it opening for regular audiences, and I even wondered if I loved it so much because it was free, but I think I would have liked it just as much had I paid to see it! I do think that the movie benefits from being shown on a big wide screen with all the outdoor scenes - not sure I would have liked it so much had I seen it on a TV size screen. I felt all the characters were perfectly cast. While it may seem like a nit, the only annoying factor to me was that Eddie's glasses were falling down his nose the whole time - and while I know that was part of the character, it drove me crazy watching him!! However, the movie kept my interest the entire time, and was extremely enjoyable. By the end, I had tears of happiness streaming down my face - definitely one of the best feel-good movies I have seen in a long time!! HIGHLY recommend!!


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