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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 116 (Jan 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rispoli & Kevin Conway

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include two audio commentaries: the first with Vince Papale, Producer Mark Ciardi, and Writer Brad Gann, and the second with Director Ericson Core and Editor Jerry Greenberg; the life of Vince Papale told in 26 minutes; and previews, which are also shown as up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 53116
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For sports action and some mild language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/19/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ericson Core
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the 1975 season, the Philadelphia Eagles were anything but Invincible, losing half of their games, yet their die-hard fans kept coming. And when first-time NFL coach Dick Vermeil (Kinnear) takes over the helm the following year and announces an open tryout, one such fan, Vince Papale (Wahlberg), takes it to the gridiron. With the support and cheers of his friends and father, and that of fellow bartender, Janet (Banks), he makes this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a one-in-a-million reality. Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits an unnaturally hot color scheme, with orange fleshtones and blown-out whites in outdoor scenes. The entire image is too contrasted, and details are obscured by pixilation and edge enhancement. (Danny Richelieu)

Music is mixed well across the front stage in the Dolby