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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (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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Storyline

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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$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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Reportedly, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards signed a contract consenting to the making of a movie about him about seventeen years prior to the picture's first release in cinemas in 2016. That year was 1999, about eleven years after the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Games. 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: Any tips then?
Bronson Peary: Don't die?
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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 »

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

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Ascension
(Gary Barlow/Holly Johnson)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd & Mangowork Ltd.
Performed by Holly Johnson
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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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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