View Full Version : So what's the deal with Dick Vermeil and this movie?

08-03-2005, 10:24 AM
Some actor named Greg Kinnear is supposed to play DV in some movie? What's this all about? Some type of football version of The Rookie? I just saw The Rookie last night, btw and it was pretty good.

08-03-2005, 10:28 AM
Well, Greg Kinnear can cry on Q so...

08-03-2005, 10:29 AM
I heard its going to be a Disney Movie about the Eagles in the 1970s who hired a placekicker off the street who was a bartender. Vermeil was the coach. Sorry, can't remember the kicker's name, but someone here on the planet should know it.

Guess that's one reason Grandpa Dick is made insane by kickers and punters.

Hey, if he cries a lot, it'll probably show up on the "Lifetime" channel. Chicks dig sensitive guys.

08-03-2005, 10:45 AM

Jul 30, 2005, 7:33:17 PM


Q: Talk about watching Coach Vermeil today?

KINNEAR: “It’s an honor to play the guy. I’ve been watching tapes of him, of course back in 1976 when he was in Philadelphia. He’s an incredibly spirited coach and to be able to play somebody who has that kind of heart about the game and passion, that’s good. We all look for characters who care about things and he’s a good one, so you guys be nice to him.”

Q: You won’t have to put on any gray hair when you go back that far?

KINNEAR: “That’s right. These are hair extensions. I had to grow my hair out a little bit. Apparently in 1976, Coach’s hair went a little further down the neck. I’ll have to match his sideburns, so I’ll have to do that, as well.”

Q: Tell us about the movie?

KINNEAR: “Dick came to Philadelphia from California when Philadelphia was in a tough time. They’re not particularly kind to newcomers. They were like, ‘who is this guy?’ He took some chances. He held and open tryout. He ended up taking on a bartender Vince Papale onto the team. Vince actually made it as one of the oldest players (rookies) in the NFL. A few years later they were in the Super Bowl.”

Q: Are you a good crier?

KINNEAR: “You guys have seen a little something? I have seen a lot of those tapes. He’s a pretty emotional guy. There’s a little bit of that in the movie. I’ll watch some clips of my Chicago Cubs play a few games and then I’ll emotional and I’ll go out and do it.”

Q: When do you start filming?

KINNEAR: “We started filming last week. Mark Wahlberg is playing Vince Papale. It’s for Disney. It’s the guys who did “The Rookie” and “Miracle.” They’ve done a lot of sports films, so it’s that group. Hopefully it will turn out.”

08-03-2005, 11:00 AM
Thanks. So apparently this movie won't be out until at least next year.

08-03-2005, 12:21 PM
The guy was actually a LB I think, basically played ST's and DV said he was very good .