“Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael “Eddie” Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards’ spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie’s never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.”
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.
As its set in the 80s the playlist features all our favourite 80s artists singing new songs but in a classic 80s style.
Of course there’s the awesome “Ascension” by Holly Johnson which I love!
There’s also the wonderful Kim Wilde, Andy Bell, Nik Keshaw, Midge Ure and a whole lot more!
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