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
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Liz Edwards
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Bronson Peary
Portrayed by: Hugh Jackman
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Warren Sharp
Portrayed by: Christopher Walken
Matti Nykanen
Matti Nykanen
Portrayed by: Edvin Endre
Eddie the Eagle Book vs Movie
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   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.
   Eddie does't do anything he needs to apologize for. After Eddies coach criticizes him for his antics, Eddie apologizes in front of the press.
   A press agent wrote "Eagle" on Eddie's helmet. Coach Bronson writes it.
   Eddie is the fortunate recipient of equipment from other friendly jumpers and is able to completely outfit himself due to their generous nature. Eddie is shown stealing equipment with his coach.
   While in Lake Placid Eddie realizes he can't afford to continue to prepare for a place on a downhill ski team so he switches to ski jumping as the jump ramps are free to use. Eddie decides to learn to ski jump while in England after he is rejected by their downhill ski team.
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