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
Young actor Taron Egerton learned how to ski for the role, in order to replicate the positions required for ski jumping, from the "INRUN" position (the first position a ski jumper adopts as they come down the slope) to the take-off move and the "TELEMARK", which allows the jumper to land with one foot in front of the other. "Well, I did about fifteen hours!" he laughed. "I was quite nervous doing it. It's hardcore. You realize how dangerous it is when you're doing it. Be under no illusions, ski jumping is an incredibly dangerous sport. I won't be doing the ninety meter jump!" laughed Egerton. "You have to do it every day from the age of four just for it to be safe. It's why Eddie [Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards] kept hurting himself." Hugh Jackman, no stranger to doing his own stunts, such as in the X-Men and Wolverine movies, was also daunted by the sheer difficulty of a ninety meter jump, which requires total focus and mastery of the human body just to take off, let alone land safely. See more »
In an early scene with Bronson Peary, a license plate on the wall says California in script letters. California first issued those plates in 1993. 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 »
Out Of The Sky
(Gary Barlow, Ben Mark, Mark Owen)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd & Universal Music Publishing Limited
Performed by Marc Almond
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue
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A Great Movie that left my Wife and I satisfied, inspired and smiling
A very funny, enjoyable and inspiring movie for the whole family.
A human interest film that are rare these days with so many movies that rely on bravado and special effects.
Based on a true story, which proves if you have dreams from a young age that persist you should follow them no matter what the odds are against them and ignore all the doubters that tell you you cannot achieve them.
The human spirit and believing in one's self are very powerful forces.
Eddie is a character that you cannot dislike.
Hugh Jackman's character helps Eddie achieve his dream since Eddie would not be deterred.
Eddie unknowingly helps Hugh Jackman's character out of his funk and he is re-born again.
We highly recommend this film.
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