• Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Eddie the Eagle

Release Date: February 26th, 2016

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael "Eddie" Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards' spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie's never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Tom Costello, Jack Costello, Mark Benton, Edvin Endre, Rune Temte

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Genres: Biography , Comedy drama

Production Co: Matthew Vaughn, Saville Productions, Studio Babelsberg

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest , London , 1980s , Emotional , Charming ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A triumphant, feel-good, laugh-out-loud, sports biopic. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The essence of what made the man inspiring to so many — it's not the winning, but the effort that's important — comes through with gonglike clarity in Dexter Fletcher's film, a straight-down-the-ramp sports tale that plays to the average man's dreams of momentary greatness. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A shamelessly fictionalized biopic. show more

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