Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards, 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, 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.

Plot Keywords: underdog, mountain, olympic games, ski jump, biography, sport, based on a true story, britain, snow skiing, 1980s, purpose of life, feel good, dedication

DirectorDexter Fletcher
WritersSimon Kelton, Sean Macaulay
Production CompaniesStudio Babelsberg, Marv Films, Saville Productions, 20th Century Fox
Production CountriesGermany, United Kingdom, United States of America
Spoken LanguagesČeský, English, Deutsch, Norsk

Alternate Titles

Eddie el Águila