What's the Difference between Eddie the Eagle; My Story the Book and Eddie the Eagle the Movie?


Eddie the Eagle; My Story

Released: 2016
Author: Eddie Edwards

Eddie the Eagle

Released: 2016
Director: Dexter Fletcher
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Eddie Edwards
Eddie Edwards
Portrayed by: Taron Egerton
Duncan Edwards
This Character does not appear.
Liz Edwards
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This Character does not appear.
Bronson Peary
Portrayed by: Hugh Jackman
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Warren Sharp
Portrayed by: Christopher Walken
Matti Nykanen
Matti Nykanen
Portrayed by: Edvin Endre
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   Eddie hones his downhill racing skills in Italy. He challenges Nino Viale, a local champion to a race with the prize of asking June, the company rep, out on a date. He seriously injures his back in a crash. This does not happen, June and Nino do not appear in the movie. Eddie's most serious injury is during his first 40 meter jump where he ends up in the hospital.
   During his three years in Italy working Eddie acted as a popular unofficial skiing instructor. Eddie is never shown as a skiing instructor.
   Eddie was denied a spot on the English Team because he was accused of setting a bad example to other skiers and bring the sport into disrepute. Eddie is shown being rejected by a team after he accidentally falls and knocks down the team while they are standing in a line in front of sponsors.
   After being rejected by the English Team, Eddie decides to try out fr the British Team. His mother also tells him to try for the Olympics. While Eddies parents are supportive and pay for his skiing, they are not as supportive as in the book.
   Eddie's parents bought him a camper van to drive around Europe while competing. He is seen taking his dad's van without permission to go on tour.
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