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On Wings of Eagles (2016)

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


Stephen Shin, Michael Parker (co-director)





Credited cast:
Joseph Fiennes ... Eric Liddell
Jesse Kove ... Hugh Johnson
Bruce Locke ... Old Xu Niu (voice)
Shawn Dou ... Xu Niu
Elizabeth Arends ... Florence Liddell
Augusta Xu-Holland ... Catherine Standish
Kuo-Chu Chang
Richard Sanderson ... Dr. Hubbard
Simon Twu ... Chen Quan
Asano Nagahide
Darren Grosvenor Darren Grosvenor ... Gentleman
Zach Ireland Zach Ireland ... David Marshall (as Zach Ireland Splittgerber)
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi ... Yoshinori Yumoto
Ang Li Ang Li
Patrice Poujol Patrice Poujol ... Louis Klein


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

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

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The film was titled "The Last Race" when it premiered in Hong Kong in 2016. See more »


Modern Air Conditioning Unit shown in clip, as his wife & children are leaving in the Car. See more »

Alternate Versions

Three different cuts exist for the film: one for China, one for Taiwan and one for North America. See more »

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An excellent and touching film about Eric Liddell.
9 November 2017 | by eacurtis-03865See all my reviews

We had to drive 1.5 hours to see this film, as it was only in one theater in our state. The drive was totally worth it!!! On Wings of Eagles is a very high quality film, with production value, sets, acting, and special effects that could compare to most Hollywood flicks. Joseph Fiennes' performance was very strong and believable. His acting talent carried this film, just as it did in Risen. The story is very moving and inspiring, and is a great sequel to Chariots of Fire. I was very excited to see this on the big screen and hope that many people will be inspired by it. Several scenes with blood give it its' PG-13 rating, but the violence is not disturbing or overly graphic. This is a great film that is worth watching! My rating: Excellent!!!

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Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tianjin, China


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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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