In the summer of 1976, 30-year old Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg) is having a tough run of luck. He’s been working as a supply 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 (Greg Kinnear), announces that he will hold open tryouts for the team, Vince reluctantly decides to give a try.
Paige plays Carol Vermeil, the supportive wife of Eagle’s coach Dick Vermeil.
TRIVIA & FACTS
- It is based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978 with the help of his coach, Dick Vermeil.
It received two nominations: ESPY Awards and MTV Movie Awards.