Invincible

Invincible

DVD - 2006
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Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender in Philadelphia gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the Philadelphia Eagles decide to hold open tryouts and he makes the cut.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Disney DVD ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]
ISBN: 9780788873126
0788873121
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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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.

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oktexchic
Dec 06, 2016

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

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3romm3la
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.

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roadhockey
Aug 31, 2009

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

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joseph
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.

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OPLDM
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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