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Invincible (2006)

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Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Director:

Ericson Core

Writer:

Brad Gann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Vince Papale
Greg Kinnear ... Dick Vermeil
Elizabeth Banks ... Janet
Kevin Conway ... Frank Papale
Michael Rispoli ... Max
Kirk Acevedo ... Tommy
Dov Davidoff ... Johnny
Michael Kelly ... Pete
Sal Darigo Sal Darigo ... Mick
Nicoye Banks ... TJ Banks
Turron Kofi Alleyne ... Ronnie Sampson
Cosmo DeMatteo Cosmo DeMatteo ... Dean German
Stink Fisher ... Denny Franks
Michael Mulheren Michael Mulheren ... AC Craney
Michael Nouri ... Mr. Tose
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Storyline

In the sumer of 1976, 30-year old Vince Papale is having a tough run of luck. He's been working as a substitute teacher for two days a week but has just found out that his job has been eliminated because of budget cuts. His wife gives up on him saying he'll never amount to anything and asks for a divorce. He works as a bartender and plays football with his friends. When the the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dick Vermeil, announces that he will hold open tryouts for the team, Vince reluctantly decides to give a try. Based on a true story. Written by garykmcd

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Dreams are not lived on the sidelines See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sports action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1976, the words to the Eagles fighting song were "Fight, Eagles, Fight". See more »

Goofs

In the game at Texas Stadium, two metal struts are seen traversing the hole in the dome. These were not built until 1993, when they were used for Garth Brooks' tour in 1993. The "Garth Bars" remained in place until Texas Stadium was demolished in 2010. See more »

Quotes

TJ Banks: See anything yet, coach?
Dick Vermeil: You're not worried, are you T.J.?
TJ Banks: Should I be?
Dick Vermeil: Last year, we had one of the worst defenses in the league. Offense wasn't much better. I say everyone needs to worry. See you boys at camp.
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Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.6 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Mandolin Wind
Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Great Underdog Story!
25 August 2006 | by jenld1029See all my reviews

Not just for Philadelphia Eagles fans, but for all sports fans who love a great underdog story. Watching this film, I was transported back to the gritty streets of South Philly in 1976, watching the impossible dream unfold for a guy down on his luck, but determined to change his life with his love for football -- and for his favorite team, the Eagles. Mark Wahlberg did an excellent job playing the improbable hero Vince Papale. The supporting cast is also very good, with a great turn by Elizabeth Banks, who believes in Vince's dream of making it in the NFL. It shows that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. A film for the whole family to enjoy!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who's Nuts Invincible See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,031,122, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$57,806,952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,480,828
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2.35 : 1
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