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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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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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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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Box Office

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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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Trivia

The coach characters in the two movies featuring the 1988 Winter Olympics, Cool Runnings (1993) and Eddie the Eagle, portrayed each by John Candy and Hugh Jackman respectively, are both fictional characters. See more »

Goofs

Bronson wrote the word "EAGLE" with golden marker on Eddie's helmet, but it vanished when they approach to slope. latter it again appeared on Eddie's helmet. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

Thrill Me
(Gary Barlow/Andy McCluskey)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)
Limited & Copyright Control
Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (as OMD) and featuring Taron Egerton & Hugh Jackman
Courtesy of Blue Noise limited
Under license from Universal Music Catalogue, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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Go see it, better than 90 percent of the garbage out there
17 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Saw this movie at an advance screening and Eddie the Eagle was awesome.

The movie did not disappoint at all.

Great insight into the story of Eddie Edwards and the sport of ski jumping.

Very dangerous sport but very beautiful to look at.

The movie had a lot of heart and humor.

Will look forward to this movie making its way on Blu-ray.

I would gladly pay to add it to my collection.

Great visuals as well.

I wish the movie gets the praise it deserves as it really is better than a lot of the trash coming thru movie theaters now.


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