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

Comedy

Eddie the Eagle; My Story

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Released: 2016
Author: Eddie Edwards

Eddie the Eagle

76%
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
This Character does not appear.
This Character does not appear.
Bronson Peary
Portrayed by: Hugh Jackman
This Character does not appear.
Warren Sharp
Portrayed by: Christopher Walken
Matti Nykanen
Matti Nykanen
Portrayed by: Edvin Endre
Eddie the Eagle Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Eddie's parents and sister borrowed money to go to Calgary to watch Eddie compete. Eddie's parents watched him on TV in England.
   A press agent wrote "Eagle" on Eddie's helmet. Coach Bronson writes it.
   Today newspaper offered Eddie $10,000 for a photo of him with his girl friend, but he turned them down because of a news blackout he agreed to. No girl friend, no news blackout on Eddie.
   Eddie had many 90 meter jumps and never hesitated. Eddie is shown to hesitate for a long time at the 90 meter jump; as it was his first time on the 90 meter ramp.
   After the 90 meter jump and prior to the closing ceremony Eddie appeared on the Tonight Show where he met Burt Reynolds. Did not happen.
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