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
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The real-life Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards once recorded a song which was sung in Finnish entitled "Mun nimeni on Eetu" ("My Name is Eetu") even though Edwards didn't speak a word of Finnish. The movie features a Finnish ski-jumping competitor character called Matti Nykänen (Edvin Endre) who is nick-named "The Flying Finn". Later, Edwards recorded yet another Finnish language song which was this time called "Eddien Siivellä" ("On Eddie's Wing"). Both of the tracks were written and composed by Finnishfolk and rock singer Irwin Goodman (aka Antti Yrjö Hammarberg). See more »
When Eddie is celebrating his first jump off the 70m at the Olympics, the frequently visible Finland flag that says "Flying Fin to win" is not the Finnish flag, as the cross of a correct Finnish flag is not centred. There are multiple Finnish flags throughout the movie that are correct, but this one is not. A more correct version of the Finnish flag can be clearly seen when Eddie's jump distance is being shown. In addition, a person who is from Finland is is a "Finn", with two n's. See more »
[in the sauna, when asked if he has been jumping a lot]
Since yesterday afternoon.
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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 »
The film makers themselves warn you with the movie being publicized as a feel-good, underdog tale that provides family entertainment. And that is EXACTLY what this movie is!!! And even though the movie does not bring in anything new or more than what was expected from it, it is definitely a good watch.
The characters are extremely likable and the movie will have you rooting for 'Eddie' in no time.
From what I have read, the movie was not shot in Canada and is very loosely based on the actual life of the real Eddie the Eagle, so people from Calgary and people who actually know a lot about the real Eddie might be slightly disappointed.
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