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
A few months after the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was asked at a press conference in Australia, in July 1988, why he thought he had become such a celebrity superstar: "It was not so much because I lost, but rather because I brought some color to the sport. I think I opened everybody's eyes as to how professional sport is nowadays. Then, all of a sudden I come along and show everybody what it should be - fun." See more »
During several of Eddie's jumps and most notably his final 90m attempt, the advertisement on the underside of Eddie's skis changes during the jump as the camera shot cuts back twice in a slow motion shot. The advertisement changes from "Fischer" to "fleuge.de", both of which are commonly seen on modern day jumping skis, not on skis of the time. See more »
[on top of the ramp, behind Eddie's back]
Der Englaender wird sterben.
The Englishman will die.
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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 Cowboy Song
(Brian Downey & Phil Lynott)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Limited
Performed by Thin Lizzy
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd. See more »
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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