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

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Eddie the Eagle; My Story

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Released: 2016
Author: Eddie Edwards

Eddie the Eagle

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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
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   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 talks about various girlfriends he had over the years. No girlfriends for Eddie, I think he was a nun. :)
   Eddie received lots of publicity as the only British person representing the ski jumping world in European competitions prior to the 1988 Olympics. No recognition for Eddie until the Olympic games.
   Eddie was an accomplished speed skier and diver. He also enjoyed stunt skiing. Not mentioned in the movie.
   Eddie starts out on the 10 meter jump in Lake Placid, falling several times on his face.After he masters the landings on the 10 meter ramp he goes on to the 15 meter ramp. Eddie starts out on the 15 meter ramp in Europe where it takes him several attempts to land properly.
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