~~March 3, 2016~~
EDDIE, THE EAGLE
Michael “Eddie” Edwards
I went to the movies yesterday. I had seen the previews of this film and I knew it was a “must-see” for me.
I have seen some reviews. It seems that some critics feel that the film didn’t really cover the life of this athlete correctly. I don’t really follow what critics say. Most of the time, in my humble opinion .. like the weathermen … they are wrong.
I wasn’t aware of this story. I learned about Eddie yesterday.
It has heart, determination, fun, adventure, sadness, failure, success.
I enjoyed the movie thoroughly.
“You don’t have to win to be a winner in life.”
Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 British-American biographical sports dramedy film directed by Dexter Fletcher with a screenplay by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton.
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. Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken also star. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2016.
The film was released by 20th Century Fox in the United States on February 26, 2016, and will be released by Lionsgate in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2016.
In 1972, nine-year-old Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) dreams of Olympic glory. As a young teen, he gives up his dream of participating in the Summer Games for skiing. Although successful at the sport, he is rejected by British Olympic officials for being uncouth.
Realizing he could make the team as a ski jumper (a sport in which the United Kingdom has not participated in six decades), he decamps to a training facility in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
He self-trains, and then injures himself on his first try from a 40-metre (130 ft) hill. Drunken snow groomer Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) takes pity on Edwards and helps train him.
Peary is a former champion American ski jumper who left the sport in his 20’s after a conflict with his mentor, famous ski jumper Warren Sharp (Christopher Walken).
After much training, Edwards is able to successfully jump on the 70-metre (230 ft) hill, landing a 38-metre (125 ft) jump. Edwards wins a place on the British Olympic Team, only to have officials change the rules and demand that he jump at least 60 metres (200 ft). He does, and attends the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
After placing last in the 70-metre (230 ft) jump (but setting a personal best and British record), the media embrace Eddie “The Eagle”.
Peary criticizes Edwards for not taking the sport seriously. Edwards publicly apologizes for his antics, and enters the 90-metre (300 ft) jump – completing it successfully. Sharp reconciles with Peary, and Edwards’ return home sparks a media frenzy.
British Olympic officials grudgingly accept him.
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~~Eddie The Eagle Official Trailer~~
~~Published on Dec 15, 2015~~
Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie), and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.
We ALL are ONE!!