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:

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

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Two underdogs. One Dream. See more »


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

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Production solutions involved judicious use of CGI, helmet-cams to increase the feeling of speed as the skier speeds down the slope, and the construction of complex platforms in and around the 70 meter and 90 meter jumps. The latter allowed Dexter Fletcher, Cinematographer George Richmond, and Second Unit Director, the legendary Vic Armstrong, to devise shots where the camera would swoop and fly, and be able to depict the sheer speeds of a ski jumper as they leap into the unknown. "George and I got very creative," added Fletcher. "We found ways of coming up with fun angles, and ways to communicate how high and dangerous this is. It's about choosing the right people to help you bring it to the next level." See more »

Goofs

When the British national team is introduced to the press, the announcer is speaking in a Sennheiser Evolution wireless microphone that's product line was only introduced in 1999. The wireless handhelds of that era should have had a wire as an antenna, couple of inches long. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: I've been kicked off every team before I even got a chance to prove myself.
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Crazy Credits

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation did not receive any payment or other consideration, or enter into any agreement, for the depiction of tobacco products in this film. See more »


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Ascension
(Gary Barlow/Holly Johnson)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd & Mangowork Ltd.
Performed by Holly Johnson
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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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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UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English | German | Norwegian

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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2.35 : 1
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