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  1. it's the story of my hs boys track & business ed teacher: vince papale who became philadelphia eagles football player in 1976. used to watch him coach track team during softball practice 72 +73
    my female classmates thought he was hot as quite a hunk then ...
    still looking hot today:

    philadelphia eagles

    got the chance to see him play at the vet.... as i'm die hard eagles fan.

    movie synopsis:


    release date: august 25, 2006
    run time: 2 hr. 8 min.
    rating: pg - sports action and some mild language
    cast: mark wahlberg, greg kinnear, elizabeth banks
    director: ericson core
    genre: drama
    synopsis: lifelong football fan vince papale (mark wahlberg) sees his wildest dreams come true when he becomes a member of the philadelphia eagles. while working as a teacher at his high-school alma mater in pennsylvania, the 30-year-old gets a chance to try out for his favorite team, and, except for kickers, becomes the oldest rookie in nfl history who never played football in college. based on a true story.

    disney studios backed film. two thumbs up and 2+/4 rating from philly critics. karen
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 26, '06
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   AmyB
    I was so happy to see it was rated PG. Finally a good movie that I can take my kids to.
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    Mark Wahlberg does ALL his stunts in this movie - when you see his charecter taking a hit, that ain't no stuntman

    Director said that it made makeup job easier - they didn't have to paint and invent sweat and bruises!
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    was at work today when a staff member alerted me vince papale was gonna sign his book at borders book store---next to my office starting at 7pm!
    went down at 8:30pm and the line was sooooooooooooooo long, 200 books sold out in minutes. wrapped up work at 10pm and he's still signing books with at least 1hr line.

    upon driving home, got idea maybe he'd like to see 73 yearbook and sign it for me if i didn't have his signature already. trotted back to store. he signed until 12 midnight anything fans had:footballs for charity affairs, personalized books, trading cards, newspaper pics. just the swell guy i remembered. we reminisced about track team members, got my book signed. his cousins loved seeing the pics.

    wallenburg played his demeaner wrong...he was very up beat and jovial, outgoing....those waiting in line all agread.

    he was a hunk in 73 and remains so today. movie was #1 at box office again last week. if you like rocky, rudy, friday night lights, remember the titans you'd like this movie.

    eagles fan forever.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 8, '06
  6. by   dianah
    What a great experience, so cool!!! My teens look down on PG movies, as a rule :icon_roll but I may have to drag them to see this. I'm not opposed to going all by myself, neither!!! Thanks for the tip!