DVD - 2006
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Vince Papale is a down-on-his-luck substitute teacher in Philadelphia who, at the age of 30, was out of work, abandoned by his wife, and biding time as a part-time bartender when he decides to answer an open call for tryouts on the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team in 1976. Going with his gut instinct, new coach Dick Vermeil rewards Papale's diligent efforts with a place on the team.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Walt Disney Home Entertainment :, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780788873126
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE INV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Dec 02, 2019

This movie is about Vince Papale. In the movie, Vince walked on and tried out for the Philadelphia Eagles and the coaching staff accepted Vince into the football team. The best parts are during the football drills where Vince went head-to-head with bigger football teammates. ****Even though Mark Wahlberg was muscular in this film, he was physically smaller compared to his Philly teammates. ****If you put your mind into it, then it can become a reality. This movie has a good football tackle hit where Vince causes an opponent to fumble. Vince then picks up the foot fumble and runs the football into the end zone for a touchdown. ****If you get a chance, check out the Bonus Features that show the real Vince Papale and his family. You also get to see the real Vince go down the football field and take flying dives to tackle the ball-carriers. This is an awesome movie to watch.

Jan 24, 2018

Good movie about overcoming the odds.

I actually met Vince Papale as a small kid. He was so nice that when this movie came out I remembered him. I still have his autograph from way back then. This movie really showed the heart and grit that makes Philly such a great city. Nobody can hate our players like we can.

Dec 06, 2016

Loved the movie .. one of the better ones I've seen. Motivational, feel good, and interesting history of the Philly Eagles.

Jan 09, 2014

Quite a few liberties were taken with Vince Papale's athletic history in order to make him a more inspirational character in this movie. Regardless, the movie was excellent and once again Mark Wahlberg put on a great performance.

markkluk Dec 23, 2011

Wow ! Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear again outdo themselves. Another great story about struggling against overwhelming odds. I would have given this film a 5+ but I think "Vince" could have been be a bit more positive. Granted I know next to nothing about football. So I know nothing about the films ability to stick to the true story. Cinematography and Script are top notch. I have never been very attracted to musical score (filmwise) however this movies score might be worth looking into being the rocker that I am.

Aug 31, 2009

There are a lot of Great Football movies (Remember the Titans, Rudy, Friday Night Lights) but this may be the best.

Nov 20, 2008

Must See: Invincible (2006) ***½ 105 min. starring Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, and Elizabeth Banks – This film is based on the real like events of Vince Papale, a 30-year old trying to make in the NFL during the wonderful 1970’s. This is a tremendously enjoyable picture from the start. The sets and scenes transported me back in time to the 70s. The characters are fresh, real, and all express their woes and dreams in this film from Vince’s buddies in the bar to the Coach Vermeil to the players on the field. It’s the “train that could” theme executed perfectly. The best of many great scenes, reminiscent of the final interview between Wil Smith and the owner of the company in “Pursuit of Happiness”, is when Vince brings in his play book into Coach Vermeil’s office for the decision of whether he got a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles. I particularly enjoyed the authenticity of the players trying out for the team. One of the best football movies out there; much better than the dark “Any Given Sunday (1999)” directed by Oliver Stone.

Mar 28, 2008

Really enjoyed this movie with my boys. Very motivating.

beckz Sep 30, 2007

I found this movie to be a bit slow going with some long pensive camera shots. Usually love movies based on true stories. Great mix of football and character building balance but didn't hold my attention the whole way through.


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Jan 24, 2018

[Vince makes a catch and runs all the way to the end zone in practice]

TJ Banks: What are you doing, old man? This ain't high school!

Dick Vermeil: Hey Banks! That old man just made you look bad. That's a way to finish, Papale!


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