Vince Papale Interviews Mark Wahlberg


This rare interview features the real Vince Papale interviewing actor Mark Wahlberg who portrays him onscreen. Vince asks Mark if he's always been a football fan and if Mark knew who he was prior to taking the role.




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2002 ESPN Vince Papale Segment
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Originally airing during Monday Night Football in November of 2002, this ESPN segment on Vince Papale is what inspired the filmmakers to make the movie starring Mark Wahlberg. The segment aired as part of a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the movie Rocky, which told a similar inspirational sports story.

Invincible Trailer
Invincible Trailer

Mark Wahlberg stars as a Philadelphia bartender who tries out for the Eagles NFL football team as a 30-year-old walk on and makes the team. The movie was inspired by the real life story of Vince Papale.