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 »
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Trivia

The movie's World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2016, was a "Surprise Screening". See more »

Goofs

In an early scene set in 1973, a train goes over a bridge which clearly has an electronic display board, something which wasn't introduced until at least 30 years later. It also strongly resembles a London underground tube S Stock train - something which is not operated in the north of England and wasn't introduced to London underground until 2011. See more »

Quotes

BBC Commentator: [commentating on Eddie's jump at the Olympics] To say that his style is unorthodox would be something of an understatement, but it obviously works for him.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Two Tribes' (Annihilation Mix)
(Peter Gill, Holly Johnson & Mark O'Toole (as Mark William O'Toole))
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd.
Administered by BMG Rights Management UK Ltd., a BMG Company (c) 1984
Used with permission.
All Rights reserved.
Recorded by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Courtesy of ZTT Records
Limited Under exclusive license to Union Square Music Limited, a BMG Company
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Insightful
12 July 2017 | by zlifbSee all my reviews

I remember Eddie the Eagle as a joke, a laughing stock, incessantly pilloried by the gutter press and sneered-at by the mainstream media alike.

This film made me realise just how wrong I was.

Those shots peering down from the top of the ramp at the tiny people in the distance barely hint at the terror, standing up there and knowing that when you set off, there is only one way down.

They don't so much fall, as plummet.

I enjoyed the humour and the music, but most of all the story ... just ... worked. I know it's dramatised, it's not a documentary. Doesn't matter. It was something unique, truly special. And the film captures the essence of Eddie's '15 minutes of fame' in a remarkably positive and upbeat way. A true Olympian.


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Country:

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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Dolby Atmos | Datasat

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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