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
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 »
I need a practise jump.
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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During the end credits photos of the real Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards are shown. See more »
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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