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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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Janette
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Terry
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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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Erik Moberg (as Mads Pettersen)
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Lars Holbin
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Petra
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Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
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Old Jumper
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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:

$6,084,682 (USA) (26 February 2016)

Gross:

$15,785,632 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Trivia

The period of principal photography on this picture ran during March, April, and May 2015. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene with Bronson Peary, a license plate on the wall says California in script letters. California first issued those plates in 1993. See more »

Quotes

Terry: You name me one, one British ski-jumper!
Eddie Edwards: Me. Eddie Edwards. I'm gonna be the squad.
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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

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.39 (2016) See more »

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Hero in Your Eyes
(Howard Jones)
Published by Howard Jones Music Ltd.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of Howard Jones Music
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Not an Oscar Winner - But a Satisfying Film
27 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some films are merely created for entertainment and to tell a story. This is one of those films that you're not going to hear about during award season but it was certainly satisfying and worth the time.

Egerton was a perfect choice to play Eddie, from his off beat humor to his on spot facial expressions, and Hugh Jackman is a great compliment as the supporting role. Both characters are total opposites, each flawed in their own way, but really mesh together on screen.

The movie is fun and the story, based on the Eddie the Eagles dream of going to the Olympics, was nicely told with clean comedy paced throughout.

Not knowing the outcome of the true story, I was on edge rooting for Eddie throughout - just like the crowds in the stands on film.

Really glad they made this film, it's such a fun story and Eddie The Eagle is so deserving for a film that honors his hard work dedicated to his Olympic dream.

Have fun with this one!


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