On Wings of Eagles

Synopsis: Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Director(s): Stephen Shin, Michael Parker (co-director)
Production: Archstone Distribution
 
IMDB:
5.8
PG-13
Year:
2016
108 min
Website
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ANCHOR:
News from around

the world, this just in.

The 1924 Paris Olympics are history.

Eric Liddell, the Brit who

snatched the gold in the 400 meter,

was offered a chance

at the American dream.

But the famous athlete, who,

despite multiple sponsorship offers

from dozens of American brands, has

respectfully said no to one and all.

He has joined the London

Missionary Society,

and after moving to China

married the love of his life,

nurse Florence Mackenzie.

There, they will raise a family.

He will teach and live

a productive life.

For Mr. Liddell, offering a

helping hand and some hope

provides all the riches he needs.

XU:
With any luck, you will

find someone in your life

to help make you a worthy person.

That luck came to me many years ago

when I met the Flying Scotsman.

His name was Eric Liddell.

The whole world came to know him

when he refused to

run the 400-meter race

scheduled on a Sunday,

which he reserved for the time he

spent rejoicing with his family

and giving thanks for the many

blessings bestowed upon them.

In the glory of winning,

he became famous for a man who

stood up for his principles.

But to him, it was not

such a grand gesture.

After he completed his education,

he returned to China where he taught

chemistry, English and athletics.

The many years of the Japanese

fighting the Chinese had worn away

our happiness and brought a

great misery to our people.

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

(DOGS BARKING)

Get the soldiers!

Hold it! Hold it!

(SOLDIER SPEAKING MANDARIN)

(SPEAKING MANDARIN)

XU:
Born poor, I developed my ways.

I made it work

whenever and however

it became necessary.

Professor Liddell called

me by my name, Xu Niu,

and paid me to drive him to teach the

poor children in the schools there.

(CHILDREN SHOUTING)

(ERIC GREETING IN MANDARIN)

(CHILDREN SPEAKING MANDARIN)

ERIC:
In we go!

Up, up. Up, up. Sit down.

Quiet, please. Sit down.

P for Peter, C for Cat.

Cat?

Er, Dong Nong? Dong Nang?

(SPEAKING MANDARIN)

(ENGINES ROARING)

(DISTANT EXPLOSION)

No!

Song, no!

Song! Song!

XU:
In my early years,

I would only run from

a nest of hornets

or escape a man who

would put me in jail.

But I would run with Mr. Li.

Running helped him find peace.

But on this day,

I was struck by his fearlessness

as he ran to find peace in

the face of an escalating war.

Florence is gonna kill you for this.

Me, too, most probably.

She'd do the same in my place.

We came here to help these people.

What will they think if we jump on

a ship at the first sign of trouble?

Your children are people, too, Eric.

They're young. Florence

will be there for them.

Let me finish what I started.

Please, give this to someone in need.

(DISTANT EXPLOSION)

(GASPS)

(WHIMPERING)

- Shh.

- Daddy, I'm scared.

It's all right. It's all right.

Now, listen, how does that...

How does that melody go

that Mommy loves so much?

Can you help me?

- Be still my soul

- (PLAYING XYLOPHONE)

The Lord is on your side

You have a go.

Bear patiently

The cross of

grief Or pain

Florence.

(GUNS FIRING IN DISTANCE)

Thank the Lord they're good sleepers.

I promised to help the

hospital in Xiaozhang.

They need medical supplies more than ever.

And now Robert's son is...

Sick. Yes, I know.

And he had to go back to

England to care for him.

But your brother is a doctor.

You're not.

We've made a family.

Not just God's family, our own.

I love you, Florence.

Absolutely and utterly.

I know what sort of man I married.

Now help me pack.

Come on, Heather. Xu looks

magnificent, doesn't he?

There you go.

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