Eddie the Eagle
Sports biopic of Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, whose participation in the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary marked the first time a Brit had ever competed in the ski-jumping event.
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Eddie the Eagle is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) and written by first-time scribes Simon Kelton and Sean Macaulay. The biopic tells the story of Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton), the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Trained by ski expert Chuck Berghorn (Hugh Jackman), he was a particular dark horse to achieve this placement, since he had no funding and his farsightedness forced him to wear glasses under his goggles, making him virtually blind. In competing, his placement of dead last made him a heroic failure.
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Written By: Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton
Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min.
20th Century Fox
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Taron Egerton as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards
Hugh Jackman as Bronson Peary
Christopher Walken as Warren Sharp
Jo Hartley as Janette Edwards
Tim McInnerny as Target