To spice things up for his organization, newly-hired Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil decides to hold open tryouts in 1976 for a spot on the pro football team's roster. Vince Papale is a 30-year-old bartender who has just lost his part-time teaching job. He had gone to Saint Joseph's University on a track scholarship. Disgusted with his professional failure, his wife abruptly leaves him, taking all of their furniture with her and leaving a note saying that he never will be anything in the world.

With the support of all his friends from the neighborhood, Papale (Mark Wahlberg), goes out for an open tryout practice; catching the attention of coach Vermeil, he is invited to come along to training camp. Papale eventually makes the team, and after a dismal display in the opening game of the season, in the second regular season game versus the New York Giants, he recovers a fumble and returns it for a touchdown, which leads to Vermeil's first victory with the Eagles.

Invincible [Blu-ray] (2006)