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.
Hugh Jackman was drawn in by the chance to play Bronson Peary, a fictional character, who is a damaged, cynical soul, who was kicked out of the U.S. Winter Olympic team at the peak of his powers. His friendship with Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards enables a long-overdue healing process for Peary. "Eddie's dogged determination intrigues Bronson," said Jackman. "He likes this kid. He thinks he's flat out crazy, but he relates to him. They're both outsiders, they've both been shunned by the world, and it's a redemption tale for both of them. Through that growing friendship, Bronson starts to believe in himself again."
Bjørn the Norwegian Coach:
Baron de Coubertin's words "the most important thing is not the victory but the struggle"
In the Norway gym, Bronson draws something dropping out of the last skiers' pants. A minute later the same board is in view, but without the 'droppings'.
During the end credits photos of the real Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards are shown.
English, German, Norwegian
$6,084,682 (USA) (28 February 2016)
$15,785,632 (USA) (22 May 2016)
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