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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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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Costello ... Eddie (10 years old)
... Janette
... Terry
Dickon Tolson ... UK Doctor
Jack Costello ... Eddie (15 years old)
... Eddie Edwards
... Richmond the BOA Official
... Dustin Target
... Matti Nykänen
... Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
... Lars Holbin
... Petra
... Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
... Bronson Peary
... 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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2 underdogs. 1 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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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,084,682, 28 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,785,632, 22 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,128,165, 31 December 2016
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Trivia

Third collaboration of Dexter Fletcher as a director, and Cinematographer George Richmond, who have previously collaborated on Fletcher's first two movies he has directed, Wild Bill (2011) and Sunshine on Leith (2013). See more »

Goofs

In the Norway gym, Bronson draws something dropping out of the last skiers' pants. A minute later the same board is in view, but without the 'droppings'. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: [On top of the 70 metre ramp] Could you give me a push please?
German ski-jumper: A push?
Eddie Edwards: It's a lot higher than I expected.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in All or Nothing: The Hero's Heart (2016) See more »

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Thrill Me
(Gary Barlow/Andy McCluskey)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)
Limited & Copyright Control
Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (as OMD) and featuring Taron Egerton & Hugh Jackman
Courtesy of Blue Noise limited
Under license from Universal Music Catalogue, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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Exactly as expected
27 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

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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