New Documentary Tells the Story of Glenolden’s Vince Papale with Authenticity

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Photo courtesy of The Allentown Morning Call.

The 2006 movie Invincible, which focuses on the incredible story of Glenolden native Vince Papale and his journey to playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, has been revisited in a documentary that recently premiered on Reelz, according to a report in The Allentown Morning Call.

Invincible starred Mark Wahlberg as Papale and Greg Kinnear as coach Dick Vermeil, but it also fictionalized some details to better fit the big screen.

However, the documentary Invincible: The True Story, produced by The WorkShop in Radnor, features the real details of the Interboro High School graduate’s amazing journey through exclusive interviews with Papale, Wahlberg, Vermeil, and family and friends.

During filming, Papale also visited his childhood home in Glenolden, where he got the opportunity to see the inside of the house for the first time in three decades. He got very emotional at times, especially when he was recounting his mother’s successful battle with colon cancer.

“Vince’s mom was a major influence and a great athlete,” said director Tom Caamano. “She played pro hard ball for the Saint Raphael Bobbies. She taught Vince how to play catch.”

Read more about the new documentary in The Allentown Morning Call by clicking here.

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