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
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 »
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 »
(Gary Barlow/Holly Johnson)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd & Mangowork Ltd.
Performed by Holly Johnson
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue
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Not an Oscar Winner - But a Satisfying Film
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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