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 movie's Action Unit Director, Vic Armstrong, has previously worked on such ice and snow bound pictures as Bear Island (1979), Die Another Day (2002), and The World Is Not Enough (1999). For Your Eyes Only (1981), which Armstrong did not work on, featured several winter sports, which included ski-jumping. Eddie the Eagle (2016) shot snow scenes in "Seefeld in Tirol" in the ... ...
You have broken world records. You have established many of your own personal bests and some of you have even soared like an eagle.
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.
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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