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
One night, towards the end of 2014, Matthew Vaughn, director of Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), X: First Class (2011), Layer Cake (2004), and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), sat down to watch a film with his children. The film was Cool Runnings (1993), the comedy about a Jamaican bobsled team that defied all the odds to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. "My kids were loving the film," said Vaughn, "and I started thinking, 'Why does nobody make movies like this anymore?' I wanted to make a movie that you could watch and just come out feeling inspired, and I wanted to do a film I could show my kids!" Perhaps spurred on by the remarkable coincidence that the Jamaican bobsledders, and Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, competed at the same Olympics, Vaughn turned his thoughts towards making this movie. See more »
Establishing scenes during Eddie heading to Europe in 1987 have the Deacon Blue song REAL GONE KID playing over the top. Whilst it fit in with the mood of the scene quite nicely, this tune was not actually released until Autumn 1988. It doesn't really exist within the movie; it's for the audience's benefit. See more »
(Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen & David Lee Roth)
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Performed by Van Halen
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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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