I remember “Eddie the Eagle” from watching the Olympic games from Calgary in 1988.
Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) grew up dreaming about becoming an Olympic athlete. Unfortunately, he had physical issues requiring braces on his legs until he was a teenager.
But Eddie has a mind of his own and was determined (obsessed may be more appropriate) to become an Olympian, no matter what the obstacles.
And he did.
“Eddie the Eagle” is a wonderful, heartwarming, movie based on the life of an Olympic athlete. Not one who is athletically gifted, but, one who perseveres and never ever gives up on his dream. Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman (as Bronson Peary) bring to life the true-life struggles of a ski jumper and his troubled coach leading up to the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on Xfinity.
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