Mark Wahlberg stars in Invincible, the true story of 1970s pro-football player Vince Papale. Skeptics and critics threaten Papale's pursuit of an impossible triumph as a no name attempting to make his mark among seasoned football veterans. Like the jeers of Philadelphia Eagle's fanatics tired of watching their coveted team fail, Papale faces equally critical reactions. Invincible describes the power of non-believers and believers in launching Papale from part-time bartender to superstar athlete. With the exception of Mark Wahlberg's seemingly bionic biceps, he convincingly portrays an average Joe Schmo living an unthinkable dream.
Coach Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear), the newest addition to the Philadelphia Eagles, announces an experimental public tryout, allowing Papale to showcase his skills. Attempting to counter-act negative press surrounding the NFL team's losing streak, Vermeil intends to produce media buzz and fan participation with the search for a new team member. The tryouts, however, develop beyond their publicity stunt beginnings when Papale becomes a local superstar.