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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Costello ... Eddie (10 years old)
... Janette
... Terry
Dickon Tolson ... UK Doctor
Jack Costello ... Eddie (15 years old)
... Eddie Edwards
... Richmond the BOA Official
... Dustin Target
... Matti Nykänen
... Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
... Lars Holbin
... Petra
... Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
... Bronson Peary
... 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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The hysterical true life story of Britain's most famous ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards and his journey to Olympic fame. See more »


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

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26 February 2016 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,084,682, 28 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,785,632, 22 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,128,165, 31 December 2016
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Reportedly, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards resisted a movie version of his life and story for more than a decade. See more »

Goofs

During several of Eddie's jumps and most notably his final 90m attempt, the advertisement on the underside of Eddie's skis changes during the jump as the camera shot cuts back twice in a slow motion shot. The advertisement changes from "Fischer" to "fleuge.de", both of which are commonly seen on modern day jumping skis, not on skis of the time. See more »

Quotes

Bronson Peary: Eddie, listen. You got more dedication, you got more heart and spirit than any of those other jumpers out there. Any of them. Oh, Jesus, I spent six months trying to get rid of you, dude. You're like gum on my shoe, you never gave up. I mean, are you gonna give up now, at the Olympics? This is your moment. You're Eddie the Eagle, man. I'm proud of you. I'm proud of myself.
Eddie Edwards: Do you realize that smoking cigarettes is a lot more dangerous than jumping the 90 metres?
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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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Featured in Attitude is Altitude: Filming the Ski Jumps (2016) See more »

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(Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen & David Lee Roth)
Published by Atlas Music Publishing LLC
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd & (c) Diamond Dave Music (ASCAP) All rights on behalf of Diamond Dave Music
Administered by WB Music Corp.
Performed by Van Halen
Licensed by Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Not an Oscar Winner - But a Satisfying Film
27 February 2016 | by See 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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