Inspired by true events, “Eddie the Eagle” is the story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British underdog 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 (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. Vitals: Director: Dexter Fletcher. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken, Edvin Endre. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 106 min., Family Bio-Drama, Box office gross: $15.685 million, Fox. Extras: “Let the Games Begin: Soaring With Eddie the Eagle” documentary: “All or Nothing: The Hero’s Heart,” “An Unlikely Friendship: Eddie & Peary,” “Attitude is Altitude: Filming the Ski Jumps”; still gallery.
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