5.5/10
646
16 user 20 critic

On Wings of Eagles (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport | 3 November 2017 (USA)
Trailer
2:05 | Trailer
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

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.

Director: Peter Callahan
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Samantha Sherman, Pell James
Risen (2016)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When executives from an important Texas Corporation are taken hostage during the Iranian Revolution, magnate Ross Perot launches a special unit for their rescue.

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Richard Crenna, Paul Le Mat
Spring 1941 (2007)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from Germans storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer who... See full summary »

Director: Uri Barbash
Stars: Katarzyna Al Abbas, Miroslaw Baka, Stanislaw Brejdygant
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Director: Alexandre Moors
Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Daniel Jose Molina, Mikey Collins
History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of twenty-two thousand Polish officers during World War II. A secret that has been kept hidden for far too many years.

Director: Piotr Szkopiak
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Robert Wieckiewicz, Talulah Riley
Strangerland (2015)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past.

Director: Kim Farrant
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Director: Michael Carney
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou
Man to Man (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.

Director: Régis Wargnier
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen
Journey's End I (2017)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Director: Saul Dibb
Stars: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe
Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder
Stars: Joseph Fiennes
Edit

Cast

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

On Wings of Eagles See more »

Filming Locations:

Tianjin, China

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,111
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Patrice Poujol, an associate director and actor on the film, wrote a long form live case study of the film's production in his 2019 book "Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts: The Development of Collaborative Platforms for Emerging Creative Talents". See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Half biopic, half human interest drama
29 September 2018 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

Joseph Fiennes is well cast as Eric Liddell, the Scottish Olympic Gold Medalist runner and Christian missionary caught up in the Japanese army occupation of China. The theme is the gift of hope and it is a touching story, if distinctly average viewing. Sadly, the film doesn't set the scene well in the first act - it rushed to conflict and felt like a TV movie in its rushed pacing and overly sentimental storyline. Liddel's affection towards children, as a form of exposition, was overplayed when more crucial biographical and background information would have helped with context, especially those not especially familiar with the Eric Liddell story. The scenes in the concentration camps lacked tension and didn't do justice to the much worse conditions people suffered. Essentially, it is a straight sequel to Chariots of Fire, but without committing to being a proper biopic.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed