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
Prior to joining the British team as a ski race, Eddie was a ski instructor in the Italian resort of Colle di Tenda. In an interview with "The Guardian" he claimed he had plenty of practice jumping across pistes often "jumping at least 40 meters, possibly even 50". See more »
Eddie actually did not go to Germany for ski jump training. He went to Lake Placid, New York and was trained by Americans John Viscome and Chuck Berghorn. See more »
[At the Closing Ceremony of the Calgary Olympics]
You have broken world records. You have established many of your own personal bests and some of you have even soared like an eagle.
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During the end credits photos of the real Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards are shown. 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 »
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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