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Glory Road
- Josh Lucas

Overview - GLORY ROAD is about more than a college basketball team in the mid-1960s playing its way to the championship: it is the true story of a coach and his team taking a stand against discrimination in order to play their best game. As the new men's basketball coach at Texas Western, Don Haskins has one goal: to win.  Read more...

 
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Overview

GLORY ROAD is about more than a college basketball team in the mid-1960s playing its way to the championship: it is the true story of a coach and his team taking a stand against discrimination in order to play their best game. As the new men's basketball coach at Texas Western, Don Haskins has one goal: to win. At a time when most Southern universities had few black players on their teams and rarely played more than two at the same time, Haskins recruits an unprecedented seven black players for his team and often has three of them starting. His new additions have played on the streets of the South Bronx between breaks at a Detroit steel company, and added fancy moves with the hope of playing for the Harlem Globetrotters. In addition to adjusting to life at Texas Western in El Paso, the players have to integrate with their white teammates and face discrimination from all fronts: the school administration, donors and alumni, spectators, and random strangers, not to mention other basketball teams.To everyone's surprise, the underdog Miners take on team after team, making it all the way to the 1966 NCAA championships. In an historic NCAA final game against the University of Kentucky Wildcats, Haskins played the first all-black collegiate basketball starting lineup, in many ways opening new doors for black players everywhere. James Gartner's feature film directorial debut has impressive performances, great basketball action, snappy dialogue, and just the right amount of humor to complement the seriousness of its main subject. Most important, it pays tribute to an inspirational team and its coach, capturing a moment that changed the sport of basketball forever. Be sure to stick around through the credits to see interviews with the actual team members.

Cast List

Trevor Rabin - Composer, formerly of YES
John Toon - Director of Photography, RAIN (2001)
Al Shearer - Actor, PUNK'D
James Garner - American actor, MURPHY'S ROMANCE
James Baumgarner - American actor, MURPHY'S ROMANCE
Chad Oman - Producer
Alicia Keys
Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer
Alix Friedberg - Costume Designer, GLORY ROAD (2006)
Tatyana Ali - Actress/Singer
Derek Luke - Actor, ANTWONE FISHER (2002)
Red West - Actor
Gregory Allen Howard - Screenwriter, REMEMBER THE TITANS
John Wright - Editor, BROKEN ARROW (1996)
Jeffrey L. Kimball - Director of Photography
Joshua Lucas
Josh Lucas
Jon Voight - Oscar-winning actor, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, COMING HOME
Geoffrey Kirkland - Production Designer
Mike Stenson - Producer
Sam Jones III - American actor, ZIGZAG/Pete Ross of Smallville
Samuel L. Jones III - American actor, ZIGZAG/Pete Ross of Smallville

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 118
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936292640
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
True Story
Theatrical Release
1960s
African Americans

 
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Theatrical Release: January 13, 2006

Reviews:
"[I]t will acquaint audiences with a remarkable episode that had ramifications far beyond the basketball court....The film does a good job of showcasing just how momentous that game was..." - 01/17/2006 New York Times, p.E3

 
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