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
The Eddie name Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, is a nickname version of the name Edward, with the similar "Edwards" being his surname or last name. Taron Egerton, who portrays Edwards, had recently played a character called "Edward 'Mad Teddy' Smith", in Legend (2015). Moreover, Egerton had played a character called Edward Brittain in Testament of Youth (2014). As such, Eddie the Eagle is the third production in which Egerton has had an Edward(s) character name. See more »
In several scenes the Olympic logo only contains 4 rings instead of the official 5, this was actually used in the arenas at the actual games. Four rings were made to form the number '88, the year in which the Calgary games took place. See more »
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With a nice touch of humor you cannot come away from this movie without
feeling a sense of accomplishment regardless of the actual outcome. The
movie inspires you to reflect on any challenge we may have faced on our
own lives and inspires us to actually rethink how we may have handled
it or behaved differently. Taron Edgerton played a very believable
character giving the audience a real sense at who Eddie Edwards really
was and how he lived his youth through perseverance and fortitude by
simply not giving up. The film cleverly portrays this very quickly
through a brief introduction into Eddies childhood. The story is
written well and the story really gives us a sense of who Eddie is and
the drive to fulfill a promise to himself. Hugh Jackman brings a
humorous side to the film with just enough serious touch that you do
not loose sight of the significant effort that was made by Eddie
Edwards. I was glad to be invited to a early preview and hope that all
who see this film enjoy it as much as I did.
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