Eddie the Eagle

Factual error: The film is set in 1987 and Eddie ends up in hospital. However the bed we see him on is a fairly modern one with hand controls to raise and lower the bed. Not available in 1987.

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Factual error: Hugh Jackman says the car he is working on is a '72 classic. It is actually a 1979 Pontiac Firebird.

Visible crew/equipment: While Eddie visits Peary to have a chat about being an Olympic ski jumper, Peary tells him he has more chance of being a ballerina and he rolls under the car to work on it. Then when Eddie mentions Sharp, just as Peary rolls out from under the car we can see the bulging outline of the mic's hidden bodypack transmitter and its wire on Peary's chest. (00:27:05)

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Continuity mistake: Eddie changes his skis and has a second attempt at the 40m jump. There is a montage of crashes, his skis change back and forth from his original green ones to his newer white ones.

Continuity mistake: During several of Eddie's jumps and most notably his final 90m attempt, the advertisement on the underside of Eddie's skis changes during the jump as the camera shot cuts back twice in a slow motion shot. The advertisement changes from "Fischer" to "fleuge.de", both of which are commonly seen on modern day jumping skis, not on skis of the time.

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Factual error: The film is set in 1987 and Eddie ends up in hospital. However on the wall on at least one occasion is a modern hand sanitizer, not available in 1987.

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Eddie Edwards: I've been kicked off every team before I even got a chance to prove myself.

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Trivia: Eddie is given a heartfelt pep talk by his idol Matti Nykänen, the Finnish ski jumper. Nykänen actually spoke no English at all.

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