April 1, 2016
Culture Review: Eddie The Eagle
The film details the inspiring exploits of Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics and went on to become the most famous ski jumper in British history.
Starring Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards, Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken, the film portrays Edwards’ never-say-die approach to the sport, and celebrates the human spirit and resilience in the face of extraordinary odds and challenges.
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
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Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken
Director: Dexter Fletcher