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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
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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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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Two underdogs. One Dream. 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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Box Office

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$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

According to The Daily Telegraph, "in 1990 the IOC [International Olympic Committee] implemented a new rule that to qualify athletes had to be in the top 50 or top 30 per cent of competitors at world championships, known as the "Eddie the Eagle" rule, which ruled Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards out in '92, '94 and '98. Because of his failure he is one of a select group of athletes who became well-known for their lack of prowess or their ability to lose with aplomb". See more »

Goofs

In an early scene with Bronson Peary, a license plate on the wall says California in script letters. California first issued those plates in 1993. See more »

Quotes

Bjørn the Norwegian Coach: Baron de Coubertin's words "the most important thing is not the victory but the struggle"
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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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Features It's a Knockout (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hero in Your Eyes
(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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Go see it, better than 90 percent of the garbage out there
17 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie at an advance screening and Eddie the Eagle was awesome.

The movie did not disappoint at all.

Great insight into the story of Eddie Edwards and the sport of ski jumping.

Very dangerous sport but very beautiful to look at.

The movie had a lot of heart and humor.

Will look forward to this movie making its way on Blu-ray.

I would gladly pay to add it to my collection.

Great visuals as well.

I wish the movie gets the praise it deserves as it really is better than a lot of the trash coming thru movie theaters now.


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