Eddie the Eagle (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 45 mins

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When an entire nation disbelieved in him, a gritty ski-jumper believed in himself and with the help of his rebellious coach, beat overwhelming odds to create history at the 1988 winter Olympics.
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Cast: Ania Sowinski, Christopher Walken, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Taron Egerton

Crew: Dexter Fletcher (Director), George Richmond (Director of Photography), Matthew Margeson (Music Director)

Rating: PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Drama, Sports, Biography

Release Dates: 26 Feb 2016 (India), 31 Mar 2016 (Malaysia), 31 Mar 2016 (Singapore), 31 Mar 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: The hysterical true life story of Britain's most famous ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards and his journey to Olympic fame.

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Did you know? Before Taron Egerton's casting, Steve Coogan was linked to the role of Edwards. Read More
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as Carrie
as Warren Sharp
as Chuck Berghorn
as Janette Edwards
as Eddie Edwards
as British Olympian
as Photograper
as Skiier
as German Coach
as Street Kid
as British Olympian
as Eagle Fan
as Street Couple
as Crazy Fan
as Old Jumper
as British Olympian
as Zach
as Calgary Press Reporter
as UK Doctor
as Matti Nykänen
as Signing-in Official
as Customs Officer
as BOA Official
as Petra
as Eddie (15 years old)
as Eagle Fan
as Airport Passenger
as British Olympian
as BBC Commentator
as Oberstdorf Jumping Marshal
as Eddie's Neighbour
as Hysterical Fan
as Terry
as British Olympian
as Calgary Press
as Eddie's Fan
as British Olympian
as Erik Moberg
as Lars Kuk
as Richmond the BOA Official
as Ski Sports Sponsor
as U.S. Anchorman
as Canadian Ski Jumper
as Swedish Skiier
as Bartender
as Clive North UK Reporter
as Bjørn Norwegian Coach
as Wayne
as Gillian - Fan
as Official
as Outfitter
as Target
as Eddie (10 years old)
as Swedish Coach
as Reporter


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Transportation Coordinator
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Red Epic Dragon
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The hysterical true life story of Britain's most famous ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards and his journey to Olympic fame.
Inspired by a dream come true
Win or lose, always aim high
Landing in cinemas April 1
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Eddie the Eagle (Hindi)
Errors in Geography
Toward the end of the movie, Calgary's ski jumping arena is actually Erdinger Arena in Oberstdorf, Germany

Errors in Geography
The Calgary mountain scene shows Alpspitz and Zugspitz, 2 German mountains

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards exchanges his regular green skis for navy blue jumping skis, but in the next scene, the green skis appear a few times in the crash montage

In an early scene with Hugh Jackman, a license plate on the wall says California in script letters. California first issued those plates in 1993

The nose piece of the 1972 Pontiac Firebird that Hugh Jackman's character works on has 4 scalloped headlight recessions, which first appeared on the 1979 model

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

When the British national team is introduced to the press, their skis are short, with cut sides and rounded tips. Those skis first appeared in the mid 2000's
Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards failed to qualify for the 1994 and 1998 Olympics because the committee raised the qualification standards

This marks the second time that Taron Egerton, Matthew Vaughn and Gary Barlow work together on a film, following Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

Before Taron Egerton's casting, Steve Coogan was linked to the role of Edwards.

Nils Vettori, son of the 1992 Olympic ski jumping champion Ernst Vettori (AUT), appeared as an extra in the movie. He played a ski jumper in the outrun of the hill.

Started filming on 9 March 2015.

In the official trailer, around 20 seconds in, two football shirts are hung up on a washing line: a maroon one with the number "five" and a green one with the number "one." This is a reference to the 2012 Scottish Cup final where Heart of Midlothian beat city rivals Hibernian 5-1.

On 6 June 2015, the real-life Eddie Edwards himself told BBC news that the movie will be 90% made up. Edwards said, "I've been warned only 10 to 15% of it is based on my life

Taron Egerton said he was in awe of co-star Hugh Jackman's physique. He said, "Hugh Jackman has got guns to die for. Have you seen his arms? They are bigger than my head!" In the film, Jackman plays Egerton's trainer.

Before Rupert Grint's casting, Steve Coogan was linked to the role of Edwards.
Filming Start Date:
09 Mar 2015