PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
There have been at least two novelty competitors at the Olympic Games who have had nick-names with letter "E" alliteration. After Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards competed at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, about a dozen years later, at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games, ... ...
I need a practise jump.
Bronson Peary: What do you need to know you don't know already? It's higher than you've jumped before. You'll go faster than you've ever gone before. You're gonna fly farther than your tiny little brain can handle, but it's just a jump, man...
During several of Eddie's jumps and most notably his final 90m attempt, the advertisement on the underside of Eddie's skis changes during the jump as the camera shot cuts back twice in a slow motion shot. The advertisement changes from "Fischer" to "fleuge.de", both of which are commonly seen on modern day jumping skis, not on skis of the time.
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.
English, German, Norwegian
$6,084,682 (USA) (28 February 2016)
$15,785,632 (USA) (22 May 2016)
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