Eddie the Eagle (2015)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


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The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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  • Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton in Eddie the Eagle (2015)
  • Hugh Jackman and Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards at an event for Eddie the Eagle (2015)
  • Taron Egerton at an event for Eddie the Eagle (2015)
  • Taron Egerton in Eddie the Eagle (2015)
  • Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton at an event for Eddie the Eagle (2015)
  • Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton in Eddie the Eagle (2015)

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The movie documents events at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, as did the earlier movie Cool Runnings (1993). Eddie the Eagle was released 23 years after Cool Runnings, which featured the famous Jamaican bobsled team. Both movies feature protagonists, who competed at the same Winter Olympics in Calgary in 1988, and were not medal winners, but were struggling and ridiculed competitors, who showed great spirit and determination.


Quotes

Eddie Edwards: Peary, is this not theft?
Bronson Peary: It's the Lost and Found, man. Come on. Some guy dropoped 10 bucks on the street and you were to pick it up, would that be theft?
Eddie Edwards: Yes.
Bronson Peary: What if he didn't know it was missing?
Eddie Edwards: Then I'd give it to charity of something.
Bronson Peary: Eddie, ...


Goofs

When the Calgary ski jump event is presented on television, Matti Nykänen is spelled correctly based on Scandinavian alphabets. In reality international competitions use AE instead of the actual letter Ä. Therefore Matti Nykänen was actually spelled in the international competitions as Matti Nykaenen. This has always been funny to Finnish people especially when there are more than one Scandinavian extension letter like the 80's cross-country skiing Olympic champion Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen who's last name was always spelled Haemaelaeinen before she got married.


Crazy Credits

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.


Soundtracks

You Make My Dreams
(
Daryl Hall, John Oates & Sara Allen)
Published by BMG Rights Management UK Ltd., a BMG Company © 1980 & Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Used with permission.
All Rights reserved.
Performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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Genres

Biography | Comedy | Drama | Sport

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