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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Costello ...
Eddie (10 years old)
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Dickon Tolson ...
UK Doctor
Jack Costello ...
Eddie (15 years old)
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Richmond the BOA Official
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Dustin Target
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Matti Nykänen
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Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
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Lars Holbin
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Petra
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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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Two underdogs. One Dream. See more »


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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

Budget:

$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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Young actor Taron Egerton learned how to ski for the role, in order to replicate the positions required for ski jumping, from the "INRUN" position (the first position a ski jumper adopts as they come down the slope) to the take-off move and the "TELEMARK", which allows the jumper to land with one foot in front of the other. "Well, I did about fifteen hours!" he laughed. "I was quite nervous doing it. It's hardcore. You realize how dangerous it is when you're doing it. Be under no illusions, ski jumping is an incredibly dangerous sport. I won't be doing the ninety meter jump!" laughed Egerton. "You have to do it every day from the age of four just for it to be safe. It's why Eddie [Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards] kept hurting himself." Hugh Jackman, no stranger to doing his own stunts, such as in the X-Men and Wolverine movies, was also daunted by the sheer difficulty of a ninety meter jump, which requires total focus and mastery of the human body just to take off, let alone land safely. See more »

Goofs

When the British national team is introduced to the press, their skis are short, with cut sides and rounded tips. Those skis first appeared in the mid 1990's. See more »

Quotes

Bjørn the Norwegian Coach: Baron de Coubertin's words "the most important thing is not the victory but the struggle"
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Crazy Credits

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation did not receive any payment or other consideration, or enter into any agreement, for the depiction of tobacco products in this film. See more »

Connections

Features Calgary '88: 16 Days of Glory (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Out Of The Sky
(Gary Barlow, Ben Mark, Mark Owen)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd & Universal Music Publishing Limited
Performed by Marc Almond
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Exactly as expected
27 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The film makers themselves warn you with the movie being publicized as a feel-good, underdog tale that provides family entertainment. And that is EXACTLY what this movie is!!! And even though the movie does not bring in anything new or more than what was expected from it, it is definitely a good watch.

The characters are extremely likable and the movie will have you rooting for 'Eddie' in no time.

From what I have read, the movie was not shot in Canada and is very loosely based on the actual life of the real Eddie the Eagle, so people from Calgary and people who actually know a lot about the real Eddie might be slightly disappointed.


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