From the producers of The Rookie and Remember the Titans comes an inspirational sports drama detailing the true story of a down-on-his-luck football fan whose dreams of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the best of the gridiron became a once-in-a-lifetime reality when he took part in an open tryout organized by Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil. Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg) was a 30-year-old substitute teacher and part-time bartender who had never even played college football. When Coach Vermeil (Greg Kinnear) made the unprecedented announcement that he would be holding open tryouts for the Philadelphia Eagles, Papale would go against incredible odds to live the dream and experience every fan's biggest fantasy. With a position on the Eagles secured and a new life path forged out of little more than determination and persistence, Papale takes to the field to experience the life-altering rush of running yards as a stadium full of cheering fans burst from their seats to support the hometown hero who proved it's never too late to take control of your own destiny.~Jason Buchanan
"Becoming Invincible: The Vince Papale Story"
Two audio commentaries:
-Vince Papale, producer Mark Ciardi, writer Brad Gann
-Director Ericson Core, editor Jerry Greenberg
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French language track
French and Spanish subtitles
Widescreen (2.35:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Disneystyle sports film that uses football as a vehicle to tell a Cinderella like story. The true story behind this film is almost as great as the story the made in Hollywood. Marky Mark at his finest.
Invincible is easily one of my favorite football movies, rates right up there with The Blind Side and a few others. This movie based on the former Eagles player Vince Papale and his unlikely path of making the team is a lot of fun. One of the best thing about the movie besides the great story is the great music that is included in it. This is definitely a movie worth watching over and over... which is what I've done over the years
I admit, I love most football and baseball sports movies, but this one is a favorite of mine! I have watched it dozens of times on DVD, so when it was on sale, I jumped to get it on BluRay and see it in even more crispness.
Still a wonderful movie about hard times in Philly, but one local showing anything is possible. I laugh, I cry, I smile, but mostly I am entertained start to finish, over and over again!!!