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
Canada has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. The first time in 1988, in Calgary, Alberta, then twenty-two years later, in 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia. See more »
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 »
All right, coach.
I'm not your coach, ok? Seriously, a coach teaches you how to jump properly. I'm just teaching you how to land so I can get you out of my hair as soon as possible. Got it?
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During the end credits photos of the real Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards are shown. See more »
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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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