5.6/10
446
10 user 19 critic

On Wings of Eagles (2016)

Trailer
2:04 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.

Directors:

Stephen Shin, Michael Parker (co-director)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Fiennes ... Eric Liddell
Bruce Locke ... Old Xu Niu (voice)
Richard Sanderson ... Dr. Hubbard
Augusta Xu-Holland ... Catherine Standish
Elizabeth Arends ... Florence Liddell
Shawn Dou ... Xu Niu
Jesse Kove ... Hugh Johnson
Simon Twu ... Chen Quan
Darren Grosvenor Darren Grosvenor ... Gentleman
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi ... Yoshinori Yumoto
Zach Ireland Zach Ireland ... David Marshall
Laura Justine Friis Lodahl Laura Justine Friis Lodahl ... Patricia Liddell
Patrice Poujol Patrice Poujol ... Louis Klein
Asta Friis Lodahl Asta Friis Lodahl ... Heather Liddell
Edit

Storyline

Eric Liddell may have won gold for the United Kingdom and possessed a lilting Highland brogue, but he was born in China and lived more than half his life there evangelizing and teaching. On Wings of Eagles is everything you ever wanted to know about what happened to Liddell - who famously refused to run an Olympic race on a Sunday to honor God - after the 1924 Olympics when he returned to China, the home of his heart. But Eric's beloved homeland is about to be occupied by Imperial Japan. Written by AnonymousB

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent images | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

China | Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Race See more »

Filming Locations:

Tianjin, China

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

64 minutes in the film one of the prisoners at a Japanese World War II internment camp is looking at a photo of Ziegfeld girl, Dorothy Flood, See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good human interest story, complementary to "Chariots of Fire."
6 April 2018 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this movie at home on DVD from our public library.

In 1981 was a movie "Chariots of Fire". The IMDb synopsis is "Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics." That Christian athlete was Eric Liddell (lid-uhl) who set a record but refused to compete in trials scheduled on a Sunday.

This movie "Wings" is a continuation of that story some years later as Liddell has returned to China, where he was born to British missionaries, to teach. Joseph Fiennes plays the role of Eric Liddell and most of the movie is during WW2 when the Japanese have imprisoned many of them.

It is a good study of who Liddell was and how he likely sacrificed himself to provide freedom for others. Not a pleasant movie but a meaningful one.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed