Eddie the Eagle  



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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

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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.

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Writers: Simon Kelton, Sean Macaulay.

Release Date: 2016-02-26
Status: Released
Run time: 106 min / 1:46
Budget: $23,000,000
Revenue: $46,152,411
Production Companies : Studio Babelsberg, Marv Films, Saville Productions, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Status: Released
Run time: 106 min / 1:46
Budget: $23,000,000
Revenue: $46,152,411

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Casts

Taron Egerton
as Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards
Hugh Jackman
as Chuck Berghorn
Christopher Walken
as Warren Sharp
Ania Sowinski
as Carrie
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
as Erik Moberg
Iris Berben
as Petra
Jim Broadbent
as BBC Commentator
Jo Hartley
as Janette
Keith Allen
as Terry
Dickon Tolson
as UK Doctor
Mark Benton
as Richmond the BOA Official
Tim McInnerny
as Dustin Target
Edvin Endre
as Matti Nykänen
Marc Benjamin
as Lars Holbin
Rune Temte
as Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
Carlton Bunce
as Old Jumper
Graham Fletcher-Cook
as Appleby
Daniel Ings
as Zach
Matt Rippy
as US Anchorman
Joachim Raaf
as Oberstdorf Jumping Marshal
Tom Dab
as Swedish Coach (uncredited)
Matthew Brandon
as Canadian Ski Jumper (uncredited)
Jozef Aoki
as Calgary Press (uncredited)
Lasco Atkins
as Calgary Press (uncredited)
Anthony Chisholm
as Photograper (uncredited)
Aria DeMaris
as Skiier (uncredited)
Jessica Williams
as British Olympian (uncredited)

Crew

Editing Eddie Hamilton Editor
Directing Dexter Fletcher Director
Writing Simon Kelton Screenplay
Writing Sean Macaulay Screenplay
Production Rupert Maconick Producer
Production Matthew Vaughn Producer
Production David Reid Producer
Production Adam Bohling Producer
Production Valerie Van Galder Producer

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  • Eddie the Eagle all works together in a rather campy, but loving tribute. My lack of familiarity with the actual man is a benefit because Edgerton's performance never rang false.

  • This is the premise of “Eddie the Eagle” and, with a few detail tweaks here and there, pretty much every other sports movie known to mankind. But in an odd bit of coincidence, it describes almost to a T 1993’s “ Cool Runnings ,” the story of the unlikely Jamaican bobsled team which also competed at the 1988 Winter Games.

  • Eddie the Eagle trips plenty, but Eddie, insufferable as he may be, represents the people that in spite of failure being visible at the bottom of a 90-meter ski drop, still take that leap. Read full review

  • Movie Eddie The Eagle Based on the true story of Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton), a plumber from Cheltenham who had dreams of making it to the 1988 Winter Olympics, as Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

  • • Eddie the Eagle is released in the US on 26 February and in the UK on 28 March.

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  • EDDIE THE EAGLE is the story of how working-class British ski jumper Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) spent his entire life dreaming of making it to the Olympics and managed, through an unlikely series of events, to make it happen. After failing to conquer sport after sport, young Eddie, who once overcame a physical disability, becomes proficient in downhill skiing in the mid-'80s, but the UK's Olympic Committee refuses to allow him to compete for a spot on the team.