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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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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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Trivia

A few months after the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was asked at a press conference in Australia, in July 1988, why he thought he had become such a celebrity superstar: "It was not so much because I lost, but rather because I brought some color to the sport. I think I opened everybody's eyes as to how professional sport is nowadays. Then, all of a sudden I come along and show everybody what it should be - fun." See more »

Goofs

When Matti Nykanen lands on a K70 slope, it is shown he landed at 114,2 meters. In ski jumping the results are only measured in half meter. Also it is impossible to jump that far on a K70 slope. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Edwards: [in the sauna, when asked if he has been jumping a lot] Since yesterday afternoon.
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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

Moment
(Gary Barlow)
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited
Performed by Tony Hadley
Courtesy of Slipstream Music Limited
Under license from Universal Music Catalogue, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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A Great Movie that left my Wife and I satisfied, inspired and smiling
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A very funny, enjoyable and inspiring movie for the whole family.

A human interest film that are rare these days with so many movies that rely on bravado and special effects.

Based on a true story, which proves if you have dreams from a young age that persist you should follow them no matter what the odds are against them and ignore all the doubters that tell you you cannot achieve them.

The human spirit and believing in one's self are very powerful forces.

Eddie is a character that you cannot dislike.

Hugh Jackman's character helps Eddie achieve his dream since Eddie would not be deterred.

Eddie unknowingly helps Hugh Jackman's character out of his funk and he is re-born again.

We highly recommend this film.


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