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.
The picture was co-financed by the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) who funded EUR2.2 million euros towards the movie.
To say that his style is unorthodox would be something of an understatement, but it obviously works for him.
At the 1988 Calgary Olympics, ski jumpers have their skis "v-style" (tips spread apart) while in the air. V-style ski jumping came to competition in the 1990s. At the Calgary Olympics, ski jumpers kept their skis parallel in the air.
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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