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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.

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Dexter Fletcher

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Sean Macaulay (screenplay), Simon Kelton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

2 underdogs. 1 dream 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:

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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

Gross USA:

$15,789,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,152,800
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second movie to depict the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, after the Disney movie Cool Runnings (1993). See more »

Goofs

When the Calgary ski jump event is presented on television, Matti Nykänen is spelled correctly based on Scandinavian alphabets. In reality international competitions use AE instead of the actual letter Ä. Therefore Matti Nykänen was actually spelled in the international competitions as Matti Nykaenen. This has always been funny to Finnish people especially when there are more than one Scandinavian extension letter like the 80's cross-country skiing Olympic champion Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen who's last name was always spelled Haemaelaeinen before she got married. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: Do you think I'm mad?
Bronson Peary: Yeah. You're completely mad, man. But, hey, you kinda gotta be mad to do this sport, right?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits photos of the real Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards are shown. See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Change of Seasons (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Hero in Your Eyes
(Howard Jones)
Published by Howard Jones Music Ltd.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of Howard Jones Music
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A Great Movie that left my Wife and I satisfied, inspired and smiling
11 February 2016 | by rbeardslee-97817See all my reviews

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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