Invincible

Invincible

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Director: Ericson Core

Cast: Ericson Core, Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks

     
 

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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 anSee more details below

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Legendary Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Vince Papale, beautifully played by Mark Wahlberg in what may be his best screen work to date, springs to life in this powerful if predictable hit. A 30-year-old fan whose previous football experience has been limited to the sandlots of South Philly, former teacher and part-time bartender Papale is recruited in 1976 by Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear). Overcoming his lack of experience and relatively advanced age, Vince makes the team by dint of his iron will and unceasing effort, ultimately winning over his skeptical teammates and leading them to victory while earning the love of barmaid Janet Cantrell (Elizabeth Banks). Director Ericson Core and screenwriter Bran Gunn stress Vince’s struggle to stay focused despite discouragement from the other players, who think his recruitment nothing more than a Vermeil publicity stunt. Although the film plays out along the familiar lines of other underdog sports stories, its near veracity gives it an extra kick. Papale himself figures prominently in the DVD’s supplemental features -- a 28-minute featurette titled “Becoming Invincible: The Story of Vince Papale” -- as well as audio commentary in which he interacts with producer Mark Ciardi and scriptwriter Gann. Disney was wise to involve him so extensively: You can’t help but admire Papale’s passion, spirit, and obvious love of life. The featurette shows him, wide-eyed and beaming, shooting candid on-set footage with a handheld video camera. Referring to the thrill of having his story immortalized on film, he is heard saying, “I wish I could bottle this.”

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
UPC:
0786936813722
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1AB
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
5,452

Special Features

Audio commentary from Vince Papale, produer Mark Ciardi and writer Brad Gann; Audio commentary by director Ericson Core and editor Jerry Greenberg; Recreating "The Vet" - behind-the-scenes featurette; Becoming invincible - the story of Vince Papale; Movie showcase

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Wahlberg Vince Papale
Greg Kinnear Dick Vermeil
Elizabeth Banks Janet Cantwell
Kevin Conway Frank Papale
Michael Rispoli Max
Kirk Acevedo Tommy
Dov Davidoff Johnny
Michael Kelly Pete
Sal Darigo Mick
Nicoye Banks TJ Banks
Turron Kofi Alleyne Ronnie Sampson
Cosmo Dematteo Dean German
Stink Fisher Denny Franks
Michael Mulheren AC Craney
Michael Nouri Leonard Tose
Jack Kehler Wade Chambers
Lola Glaudini Sharon Papale
Paige Turco Carol Vermeil
Tristan Phillips Richie Vermeil
Morgan Turner Susan Vermeil
Lynn Cohen Mrs. Spegnetti
James Murtaugh Principal
Dominick Cicco South Philly Man
Randy Couture "Toruci" Player #1
Earle Masciulli "Toruci" Player #2
Jeffrey Lee Gibson "Tanker" Opposing Player #1
Patrick Walsh "Tanker" Opposing Player #2
Rick Reilly Disgruntled Fan
Franklin Ojeda Smith Les
Patrick F. McDade The Turk
Fred Strother Eagles Coach #1
Tim Crowley Eagles Coach #2
Brian Hayes Currie Eagles Coach #3
Kerry Shawn Duffy Eagles PR Man
Paul Laquerre Kneeling Veteran
Kevin Ingram Giant Kick Returner
Michael McCarthy Giant Defender
Tony Luke Cape-Clad Fan
Mark Simms Weekend Warrior
Frank Ferera Tryout Hopeful
Bryan Donoghue Hopeful
Jimmy Palumbo Philly Fan #1
Johnny Alves Philly Fan #2
Peter DiStefano Philly Fan #3
Pride Grinn Philly Fan #4
Daniel Spink Philly Fan #5
Jimmy Graham Dour Fan
Anthony Lawton Pressroom Reporter
John Leslie Wolfe TV Anchor
Tim Lamendola TV Cameraman
Susan Moses Teacher
Michael P. Hayes Student #1
Justin Goncalves Student #2
Michael S. Brainard Eagles Coach #4
Joe Thompson Ref
Frank Kosman Ref
Charles Pendleton Frank's Friend
James A. Carr Frank's Friend
Joe Guglielmucci Umpire
Anthony R. Duncan Eagles Coach
Harry Donahue Play-by-Play Announcer
Merrill Reese Voice of the Eagles
Mike Quick Voice of the Eagles
Mark Robert Ellis Football Coordinator
Sean Graham Vince Double
Chris Place Pete Double
Thomas Place Max Double
Jared Burke Johnny Double
Ralph "Cliff" Dell Tommy Double
Tim Lajcik Max's ND Stunt #1
Kevin Cassidy Toruci ND #1
J.J. Dashnaw Tanker ND Stunt #1
Darrell Craig Davis Tanker Stunt #2
Mike Ribaudo Tanker ND Stunt #3

Technical Credits
Ericson Core Director,Cinematographer
Charley Beal Art Director
Malcolm Brown Camera Operator
Mark Ciardi Producer
Jaime Cockerham Costumes/Costume Designer
Victor H. Constantino Executive Producer
Lorraine Crossman Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen P. Dunn Asst. Director
Mark Ellis Consultant/advisor
Christopher Evans Art Director
Brad Gann Screenwriter
Gordon Gray Producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Edward T. Hanely Costumes/Costume Designer
Imaginary Forces Producer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Jacques Jouffret Camera Operator
Sarah Knowles Production Designer
Penelope L. Laughman Costumes/Costume Designer
Susan Lyall Costumes/Costume Designer
Elizabeth Macaluso Costumes/Costume Designer
Ken Mok Producer
Jonathan Mone Associate Producer
Donald J. Mowat Makeup
Shawn Murphy Sound Mixer
Vincent Papale Consultant/advisor
Damien A. Quinn Costumes/Costume Designer
Nicole Reed Executive Producer
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Robert L. Sephton Sound/Sound Designer
Stefan Sonnenfeld Executive Producer
Ezra Swerdlow Executive Producer
Dick Vermeil Consultant/advisor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Invincible
1. Opening Titles [:00]
2. Maybe Next Year [:00]
3. When Will Things Get Better? [:00]
4. A Little Desperate [:00]
5. Open Tryouts [2:56]
6. One Invitation Only [4:48]
7. Do Good Out There [5:41]
8. Eagles' Training Camp [5:53]
9. Good Luck [7:50]
10. Desire and Determination [6:36]
11. Anything Else I Should Know [3:31]
12. He's Got Heart [6:40]
13. Eagles Vs. Cowboys [5:43]
14. Could Use a Little Help [6:50]
15. Giants Vs. Eagles [6:52]
16. End Credits [:49]

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