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They don't come any more crowd-pleasing and feel-good than this quintessential underdog fable outlining the trials and tribulations of heroic failure Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards who became an accidental ski-jumping record holder at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. A terrific triumph over adversity tale told with deft assurance, energetic visuals and sharp observation, director Dexter Fletcher's rousing heart-warmer has you rooting for the lovable loser from frame one. It's an almost unbelievable journey to world fame, much to the bafflement of Eddie's snooty fellow Team GB members and the exasperated British sporting establishment. Hugh Jackman is ace as Eddie's alcoholic trainer and fallen champion but it's Taron Egerton in the title role that gives this disarming biopic mass appeal. Capturing Eddie's signature pout, wide-eyed personality, sweet naivety and permanently positive attitude, Egerton is totally beguiling in a moving, inspirational tour-de-force.
Biopic of British sporting underdog Eddie Edwards. Determined to fulfil his dreams of becoming an Olympic athlete, Edwards trains as a ski jumper - a field in which Britain had no other competitors. He secures a place in the 1988 Winter Olympics, where his can-do attitude makes him a media sensation in the face of a losing streak. Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken.
Cast & Crew
Michael "Eddie" Edwards
Eddie (15 years old)
Eddie (10 years old)
Tom Costello Jr
DVD and Blu-ray
1 Apr 2016
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