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Eddie the Eagle: An improbable and historic showing

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Taron Egerton stars as ‘Eddie the Eagle’.

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.

Eddie the Eagle is a biographical sports dramedy directed by Dexter Fletcher. The film stars Taron Egerton as Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken also star.