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Eddie the Eagle (2015)

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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.

Director:

Dexter Fletcher

Writers:

Sean Macaulay (screenplay), Simon Kelton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Costello Tom Costello ... Eddie (10 years old)
Jo Hartley ... Janette
Keith Allen ... Terry
Dickon Tolson Dickon Tolson ... UK Doctor
Jack Costello Jack Costello ... Eddie (15 years old)
Taron Egerton ... Eddie Edwards
Mark Benton ... Richmond the BOA Official
Tim McInnerny ... Dustin Target
Edvin Endre ... Matti Nykänen
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
Marc Benjamin ... Lars Holbin
Iris Berben ... Petra
Rune Temte ... Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
Hugh Jackman ... Bronson Peary
Carlton Bunce ... 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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Taglines:

The hysterical true life story of Britain's most famous ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards and his journey to Olympic fame. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English | German | Norwegian

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eddie the Eagle See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was originally a downhill racer, who almost made the British Olympic team for the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics Games in Yugoslavia, but ended up in qualifying for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics in ski-jumping, when Eddie changed sports, because of the cost of training in downhill racing was too much. The other movie featuring the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics prior to this was Cool Runnings (1993), whose story was co-written by Michael Ritchie, who had directed the Robert Redford movie Downhill Racer (1969), and later the snow survivalist comedy The Survivors (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Eddie's parents are watching the 1988 Olympics, you can see VHS copies of Black Rain and In the Line of Fire in their little cabinet under the television. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: I need a practise jump.
Bronson Peary: What do you need to know you don't know already? It's higher than you've jumped before. You'll go faster than you've ever gone before. You're gonna fly farther than your tiny little brain can handle, but it's just a jump, man. Simple.
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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 Cool Runnings (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make My Dreams
(Daryl Hall, John Oates & Sara Allen)
Published by BMG Rights Management UK Ltd., a BMG Company © 1980 & Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Used with permission.
All Rights reserved.
Performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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Not an Oscar Winner - But a Satisfying Film
27 February 2016 | by joshh83-283-171837See all my reviews

Some films are merely created for entertainment and to tell a story. This is one of those films that you're not going to hear about during award season but it was certainly satisfying and worth the time.

Egerton was a perfect choice to play Eddie, from his off beat humor to his on spot facial expressions, and Hugh Jackman is a great compliment as the supporting role. Both characters are total opposites, each flawed in their own way, but really mesh together on screen.

The movie is fun and the story, based on the Eddie the Eagles dream of going to the Olympics, was nicely told with clean comedy paced throughout.

Not knowing the outcome of the true story, I was on edge rooting for Eddie throughout - just like the crowds in the stands on film.

Really glad they made this film, it's such a fun story and Eddie The Eagle is so deserving for a film that honors his hard work dedicated to his Olympic dream.

Have fun with this one!


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