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
A few months after the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was asked at a press conference in Australia, in July 1988, why he thought he had become such a celebrity superstar: "It was not so much because I lost, but rather because I brought some color to the sport. I think I opened everybody's eyes as to how professional sport is nowadays. Then, all of a sudden I come along and show everybody what it should be - fun." 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 »
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.
Good luck, Matti.
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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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