Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Genres - Comedy, Drama, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Inspirational Drama, Sports Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 26, 2016 (USA)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Germany , United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Sports biopic of Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards (Taron Egerton), whose participation in the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary marked the first time a Brit had ever competed in the ski-jumping event. Edwards trains as a ski jumper under the tutelage of a hard-drinking former champ (Hugh Jackman), and eventually finds fame as a lovable loser who's just trying his best. Directed by Dexter Fletcher.

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coach, Olympic-Games, ski-jumping, underdog, Winter-Olympics