December 15, 2015
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Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards [Taron Egerton], an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach [Hugh Jackman], Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.
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Actor Hugh Jackman traveled to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision Australia, one of the largest humanitarian aid organizations. While there, Hugh met a young coffee farmer named Dukale, working to lift his family out of poverty. After spending time on Dukale’s farm, Hugh realized that something as simple as a cup of coffee could have a profound impact on global poverty. Hugh was so inspired by what he learned from Dukale that he made—and kept—a promise that is revealed in this inspirational documentary.