At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
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
In 1976, the words to the Eagles fighting song were "Fight, Eagles, Fight". See more »
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 »
See anything yet, coach?
You're not worried, are you T.J.?
Should I be?
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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Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Great Underdog Story!
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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