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Eddie the Eagle

2016 | 106 min | K-7 | adventure, biography, comedy

The adventure comedy tells the story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, known even to Finns, a British hill jumper who never stopped believing in himself. Even the British people lost faith in him, but with the help of his coach, he eventually managed to gather a large international fan base for himself at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen won three Olympic gold medals.

Koulukino’s learning material deals with success, struggle, dreams, the meaning of small words and actions, movie characters, and sports heroes. The material is aimed at middle schools and upper secondary schools as well as other secondary educational institutions.

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About the movie


  • health education
  • physical education


  • courage
  • defeating difficulties
  • differency
  • England
  • friendship skills
  • humoristic
  • identity and growing
  • informational
  • learning materials
  • media education
  • milieu and zeitgeist
  • optimistic
  • relationships
  • respectful
  • rolemodels
  • succeeding
  • team work
  • warmth

Educational levels

  • high schools and vocational schools
  • middle schools


  • adventure
  • biography
  • comedy


  • based on true events

Age limits

  • K-7


  • 20th Century Fox

For media educator

Eddie the Eagle, based on the life of a real ski jumper, shows encouragingly how with an unyielding attitude you can make even seemingly impossible dreams come true. The main character is easily approachable and offers an object of identification to all those who have sometimes experienced themselves as an underdog. Eddie is not a natural sports talent, and he cannot afford top equipment, but he has the will and tenacity to improve himself. Eddie does not let difficulties and scoffers discourage him but believe in his abilities all the time - although sometimes takes life-threatening risks.

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