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Release date: 7 April 2016
Running time: 106 minutes
Kingsman's Taron Egerton plays a plucky British ski jumper in this heartfelt underdog story. Autism Friendly screenings at Cineworld differ from regular screenings. Some of the key differences are: Lighting will be kept on during the screening. Volume levels will be reduced. There will be no advertisements or trailers. Seating will not be allocated. Customers will be allowed to bring in their own food. Films are regularly screened at 11am on the first Sunday of every month. For further information please ask in your local cinema. The year is 1988. The Winter Olympics is underway in Calgary and competing in the fearsome ski jump is sportsman Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (Taron Egerton), the first British person ever to do so. With his glasses and lack of sporting finesse, Eddie is seemingly not cut out for the challenge but nevertheless showcases a determination to succeed. In fact, this irrepressible underdog spirit is set to transform him into the most unlikely of British sports stars. Based on the true story of the real-life ski jumper Eddie the Eagle, a man whose catalogue of failures turned him into an overnight news sensation, this is an endearing movie about triumphing against impossible odds. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, responsible for critically acclaimed, homegrown hits Wild Bill and Sunshine on Leith, the film co-stars X-Men megastar Hugh Jackman as Eddie's no-nonsense trainer Bronson Peary.
Original title: World Autism Awareness Day Eddie The Eagle
Age restrictions: PG