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
The picture had its World Premiere on January 26, 2016, at the Sundance Film Festival. This film fest is notable for being set amongst snow-capped mountains, showing a direct relevancy to the ski-jumping subject matter of the movie. See more »
When Eddie is celebrating his first jump off the 70m at the Olympics, the frequently visible Finland flag that says "Flying Fin to win" is not the Finnish flag, as the cross of a correct Finnish flag is not centred. There are multiple Finnish flags throughout the movie that are correct, but this one is not. A more correct version of the Finnish flag can be clearly seen when Eddie's jump distance is being shown. In addition, a person who is from Finland is is a "Finn", with two n's. See more »
[commentating on Eddie's jump at the Olympics]
To say that his style is unorthodox would be something of an understatement, but it obviously works for him.
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During the end credits photos of the real Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards are shown. See more »
With a nice touch of humor you cannot come away from this movie without feeling a sense of accomplishment regardless of the actual outcome. The movie inspires you to reflect on any challenge we may have faced on our own lives and inspires us to actually rethink how we may have handled it or behaved differently. Taron Edgerton played a very believable character giving the audience a real sense at who Eddie Edwards really was and how he lived his youth through perseverance and fortitude by simply not giving up. The film cleverly portrays this very quickly through a brief introduction into Eddies childhood. The story is written well and the story really gives us a sense of who Eddie is and the drive to fulfill a promise to himself. Hugh Jackman brings a humorous side to the film with just enough serious touch that you do not loose sight of the significant effort that was made by Eddie Edwards. I was glad to be invited to a early preview and hope that all who see this film enjoy it as much as I did.
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