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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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The hysterical true life story of Britain's most famous ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards and his journey to Olympic fame. 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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Budget:

$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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After the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards later ran with the Winter Olympics Torch on January 7, 2010, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, during the flame's ceremonial circuit for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in British Columbia, Canada. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1987 and Eddie ends up in hospital. However the bed we see him on is a fairly modern one with hand controls to raise and lower the bed. Not available in 1987. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: [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 »

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Spoofs 10 (1979) See more »

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The Sky's The Limit
(Nik Kershaw)
Published by Shorthouse Records Limited
Performed by Nik Kershaw
Courtesy of Shorthouse Records
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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