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
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The real-life Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards once recorded a song which was sung in Finnish entitled "Mun nimeni on Eetu" ("My Name is Eetu") even though Edwards didn't speak a word of Finnish. The movie features a Finnish ski-jumping competitor character called Matti Nykänen (Edvin Endre) who is nick-named "The Flying Finn". Later, Edwards recorded yet another Finnish language song which was this time called "Eddien Siivellä" ("On Eddie's Wing"). Both of the tracks were written and composed by Finnishfolk and rock singer Irwin Goodman (aka Antti Yrjö Hammarberg). See more »
Hugh Jackman says the car he is working on is a '72 classic. It is actually a 1979 Pontiac Firebird. See more »
Eddie, listen. You got more dedication, you got more heart and spirit than any of those other jumpers out there. Any of them. Oh, Jesus, I spent six months trying to get rid of you, dude. You're like gum on my shoe, you never gave up. I mean, are you gonna give up now, at the Olympics? This is your moment. You're Eddie the Eagle, man. I'm proud of you. I'm proud of myself.
Do you realize that smoking cigarettes is a lot more dangerous than jumping the 90 metres?
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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 »
A Great Movie that left my Wife and I satisfied, inspired and smiling
A very funny, enjoyable and inspiring movie for the whole family.
A human interest film that are rare these days with so many movies that rely on bravado and special effects.
Based on a true story, which proves if you have dreams from a young age that persist you should follow them no matter what the odds are against them and ignore all the doubters that tell you you cannot achieve them.
The human spirit and believing in one's self are very powerful forces.
Eddie is a character that you cannot dislike.
Hugh Jackman's character helps Eddie achieve his dream since Eddie would not be deterred.
Eddie unknowingly helps Hugh Jackman's character out of his funk and he is re-born again.
We highly recommend this film.
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