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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Dexter Fletcher

Writers:

Simon Kelton (story), Sean Macaulay (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Costello Tom Costello ... Eddie (10 years old)
Jo Hartley ... Janette
Keith Allen ... Terry
Dickon Tolson Dickon Tolson ... UK Doctor
Jack Costello Jack Costello ... Eddie (15 years old)
Taron Egerton ... Eddie Edwards
Mark Benton ... Richmond the BOA Official
Tim McInnerny ... Dustin Target
Edvin Endre ... Matti Nykänen
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
Marc Benjamin ... Lars Holbin
Iris Berben ... Petra
Rune Temte ... Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
Hugh Jackman ... Bronson Peary
Carlton Bunce Carlton Bunce ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The nicknames of Michael Edwards (Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards) were "Mike", "Eddie", and "The Eagle". See more »

Goofs

In several scenes the Olympic logo only contains 4 rings instead of the official 5, apparently because of trade mark infringement issues. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: Any tips then?
Bronson Peary: Don't die?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits photos of the real Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards are shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Eddie the Eagle: All or Nothing: The Hero's Heart (2016) See more »

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Ascension
(Gary Barlow/Holly Johnson)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd & Mangowork Ltd.
Performed by Holly Johnson
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Beauty!
8 April 2018 | by DansLeNoirSee all my reviews

It was a pretty good movie, like most of the movies that have ties to reality. My biography was not consistent. Fine, it was fun. If it were not for the truth, it would definitely be the last scene kissing scene. But there was no love in the movie. This really went up for me. Apart from these, the filmin music and the actors were beautiful. These plus points also prevented me from paying attention to the clichés.

He's also a really good player at Taron.

It was really nice Eddie was slowly realizing his dreams. In the last part of the scenes I learned how this feeling is now. It was a really good movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English | German | Norwegian

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,084,682, 28 February 2016

Gross USA:

$15,789,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,152,800
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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