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
Richard Sanderson ... Dr. Hubbard
Elizabeth Arends ... Florence Liddell
Simon Twu ... Chen Quan
Augusta Xu-Holland ... Catherine Standish
Kuo-Chu Chang
Zach Ireland Zach Ireland ... David Marshall (as Zach Ireland Splittgerber)
Darren Grosvenor Darren Grosvenor ... Gentleman
Asano Nagahide
Patrice Poujol Patrice Poujol ... Louis Klein
Teiyu Takagi Teiyu Takagi
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi ... Yoshinori Yumoto


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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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 »


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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Another Hollywood Robbery of the Life of a great Christian
24 June 2018 | by laecornellSee all my reviews

If Eric Liddel be I even in the essential goodness of mankind than he was not a Christian, for the Bible teaches the essential goodness of God shown through the sacrifice of Christ in the cross. Something all true believers wish to emulate. This movie removed from Eric Liddell the desperation and consistency with which he held onto and preached the Biblical Jesus. I would recommend it to no one.

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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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