Class, opportunities and dreams

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Clip from Eddie the Eagle  |  FOXTEL Premiere  |  March 10, 2017

Eddie Edwards, an aspiring Olympian and downhill skier, is told he won't be selected for the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Eddie's father tries to convince him to get a skill and earn a living instead. The social and economic divide between the wealthy and the working class is made apparent. That evening, with a little encouragement from his mother and an old poster, Eddie decides to take up ski jumping instead. Eddie visits the British Olympics Association to discuss qualifying.

Eddie Edwards, an aspiring Olympian and downhill skier, is told he won't be selected for the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Eddie's father tries to convince him to get a skill and earn a living instead. The social and economic divide between the wealthy and the working class is made apparent. That evening, with a little encouragement from his mother and an old poster, Eddie decides to take up ski jumping instead. Eddie visits the British Olympics Association to discuss qualifying.

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