Glory Road

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Overview

A true-life story of a basketball team who broke down barriers while racking up victories is the basis for this sports drama. Don Haskins Josh Lucas was a high school and college basketball star who, after six years of working with high school teams, became the head coach at Texas Western University in 1962. At that time, Texas Western's basketball program was not well respected, but Haskins was determined to change that, and in 1966 Haskins assembled what he was certain was a winning team. However, Haskins' ...
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Overview

A true-life story of a basketball team who broke down barriers while racking up victories is the basis for this sports drama. Don Haskins Josh Lucas was a high school and college basketball star who, after six years of working with high school teams, became the head coach at Texas Western University in 1962. At that time, Texas Western's basketball program was not well respected, but Haskins was determined to change that, and in 1966 Haskins assembled what he was certain was a winning team. However, Haskins' starting lineup was comprised entirely of African-American athletes at a time when racially integrated teams were still a novelty in the South and West. Despite generating a firestorm of controversy, Haskins and his players showed they could succeed where it counted -- on the court. In post-season play Haskins and the Texas Western team found themselves competing for the NCAA championship against the University of Kentucky's all-white team, lead by legendary coach Adolph Rupp Jon Voight. Glory Road also stars Derek Luke, Alphonso McAuley, Mehcad Brooks, Al Shearer, Damaine Radcliff, Sam Jones III, and Schin S. Kerr as members of Haskins' winning team.
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Special Features

Legacy of the Bear: Highlights of Coach Haskins' illustrious career; Surviving Practice: An inside look into Coach Haskins' training regiman; In Their Own Words - Remembering 1966: Extended interviews with players and colleagues of Coach Haskins; Alicia Keys music video - "Sweet Music"; Deleted scenes; Two audio commentaries - Director James Gartner & producer Jerry Bruckheimer; - Writers Chris Cleveland & Bettina Gilois
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Glory Road, the opening credits inform us, is "based on the story of the team that changed everything." The film recounts the tale of the all-black Texas Western Miners, who defeated the all-white Kentucky Wildcats (and legendary "coach of the century" Adolph Rupp) for the 1966 NCAA Championship, a momentous upset that, indeed, significantly changed the racial landscape of college basketball. The feat makes for a slam-dunk sports movie, expertly brought to the screen by director James Gartner and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who helmed the similarly inspiring Remember the Titans. Josh Charles stars as Don Haskins, an unknown girl's basketball coach who eagerly accepts the chance to coach the Division 1 Miners. When the premier white players balk at playing for a coach with such slender credentials, he recruits overlooked black players. As the season progresses, Haskins ignores the "unwritten rules" that severely limit the number of black players in a team's lineup (one at home games, two on the road). By the time of the epic showdown with Kentucky, Haskins is putting five black starters on the court, a breakthrough of Jackie Robinson proportions. A documentary approach might have been truer to the facts, but Glory Road scores by following the tried-and-true Hollywood playbook, pitting feisty underdogs against seemingly overwhelming odds. The superb cast, including an understated Jon Voight as Rupp -- who initially patronizes Haskins and realizes too late that history is being made at his expense -- help make the clichés go down easier. The moving end credits fill us in on the lives of the men who brought about a new era on the hardwood.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • UPC: 786936292626
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,572

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Josh Lucas Don Haskins
Derek Luke Bobby Joe Hill
Jon Voight Adolph Rupp
Emily Deschanel Mary Haskins
Evan Jones Moe Iba
Austin Nichols Jerry Armstrong
Sam Jones III Willie Worsley
Tatyana Ali Tina
Alphonso McAuley Orsten Artis
Kim Wall Kentucky Wife #1
Mehcad Brooks Harry Flournoy, Jr.
Red West Ross Moore
Damaine Radcliff Willie "Scoops" Cager
Al Shearer Nevil Shed
Schin S. Kerr David Lattin
Kip Weeks Togo Railey
Mitch Eakins Dick Meyers
Alejandro Hernandez David Palacio
James Olivard Louie Baudoin
Lyfe Jennings Singer
Alicia Keys Singer
Technical Credits
James Gartner Director
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Chris Cleveland Screenwriter
Kevin Constant Art Director
Kathleen Cusack Sound/Sound Designer
Alix Friedberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Bettina Gilois Screenwriter
Andy Given Executive Producer
Gregory Allen Howard Screenwriter
John Wright Editor
Jeffrey Kimball Cinematographer
Geoffrey Kirkland Production Designer
Ronna Kress Casting
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
John Toon Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Glory Road
1. Opening Title [:00]
2. Recruiting a Team [:00]
3. Moving to El Paso [:00]
4. Crossing the Border [:00]
5. Learning As a Team [7:00]
6. Season Opener [8:21]
7. Another Evening Outing [8:33]
8. Cold Reception [8:49]
9. More Unwelcome Away Games [7:09]
10. Unexpected Hero [10:22]
11. Preparing for the Championship [4:52]
12. Pep Talk [8:55]
13. National Championship Game [10:47]
14. Two Minutes From Victory [:24]
15. National Champs [:08]
16. Where Are They Now? [6:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Glory Road
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         Don and Mary in the Gym (1:16)
         Frogs in Orsten's Bed (1:31)
         Award for Rupp (1:56)
         Elevator (1:49)
      Featurettes
         Legacy of the Bear (12:36)
         In Their Own Words: Remembering 1966 (22:00)
         Surviving Practice (4:26)
         Alicia Keys Music Video - "Sweet Music" (2:00)
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      Audio Options
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
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      Captions & Subtitles
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            English for the Hearing Impaired
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best for saying it like it REALLY was

    I am good friends with a guy who is good friends with the DIRECTOR James Gartner. WHAT a great movie and I almost feel like I'm part of it because of knowing the people involved in making it. THANKS James Gartner and Jerry Bruckheimer. a GREAT movie. nancy lansing, MI

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie for Basketball Lovers

    I watched this movie 2 times in one day and looked at everyday after that, when I could catch it again. I told all family and friends about this movie and asked that they watch it. I love B Ball as we were brought up saying. These players played some B Ball.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh my gosh...

    This movie changed my opinion about basketball. I watched it in my english class, and at first I was disappointed that it was a basketball movie, but as soon as the movie started, I was in awe. I recommend you watch it a.s.a.p.

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