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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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$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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The character of Bronson Peary played by Hugh Jackman was created especially for the film and did not exist in real life as the coach of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. "I rang Hugh up and sent him the script," said producer Matthew Vaughn. "He remembered Eddie The Eagle. He told me he used to jump off the roof of his house in Australia and pretend it was a ski jump! Hugh loved the idea of doing this. He's never done anything like this before." Jackman has said he was indeed a huge Eddie the Eagle fan growing up, just another reminder of the huge impact Eddie's exploits had on the world at large. "Eddie was a legend who embodies that pure spirit of having a go. And he had a go at the most crazy, almost suicidal event in sport, the ski jump. I mean, I wanted to be in the Olympics as a kid; I just wasn't going to go this far!". See more »

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On the shelf under the TV set when Eddie's parents are watching him at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, a VHS tape of BLACK RAIN can be seen. This was not released until 1989. See more »

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Terry: You name me one, one British ski-jumper!
Eddie Edwards: Me. Eddie Edwards. I'm gonna be the squad.
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References Cool Runnings (1993) See more »

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(Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen & David Lee Roth)
Published by Atlas Music Publishing LLC
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd & (c) Diamond Dave Music (ASCAP) All rights on behalf of Diamond Dave Music
Administered by WB Music Corp.
Performed by Van Halen
Licensed by Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Not an Oscar Winner - But a Satisfying Film
27 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some films are merely created for entertainment and to tell a story. This is one of those films that you're not going to hear about during award season but it was certainly satisfying and worth the time.

Egerton was a perfect choice to play Eddie, from his off beat humor to his on spot facial expressions, and Hugh Jackman is a great compliment as the supporting role. Both characters are total opposites, each flawed in their own way, but really mesh together on screen.

The movie is fun and the story, based on the Eddie the Eagles dream of going to the Olympics, was nicely told with clean comedy paced throughout.

Not knowing the outcome of the true story, I was on edge rooting for Eddie throughout - just like the crowds in the stands on film.

Really glad they made this film, it's such a fun story and Eddie The Eagle is so deserving for a film that honors his hard work dedicated to his Olympic dream.

Have fun with this one!


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