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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Costello ... Eddie (10 years old)
... Janette
... Terry
Dickon Tolson ... UK Doctor
Jack Costello ... Eddie (15 years old)
... Eddie Edwards
... Richmond the BOA Official
... Dustin Target
... Matti Nykänen
... Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
... Lars Holbin
... Petra
... Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
... Bronson Peary
... 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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The hysterical true life story of Britain's most famous ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards and his journey to Olympic fame. See more »


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

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26 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,084,682, 28 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,785,632, 22 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,128,165, 31 December 2016
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Trivia

Tim McInnerny again plays a snobby difficult authoritarian English government administrator, as he had done in MI-5 (2015). See more »

Goofs

Garmisch is referred to as being in Germany. In 1988 that part of Germany was known as West Germany, which would have been the nationality formally named in the Games. See more »

Quotes

Matti Nykänen: You and I... You and I are like one o'clock and eleven o'clock. You see, we are closer to each other than to others. Winning, losing, all that stuff is for the little people. Men like us, we jump to free our souls. We are the only two jumpers with a chance to make history today. If we do less than our best with the whole world watching, it will kill us inside. For all time.
Eddie Edwards: Good luck, Matti.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video (1988) See more »

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Real Gone Kid
(Ricky Ross)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited
Performed by Deacon Blue
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
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Exactly as expected
27 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

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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