Passing Glory

Passing Glory

Director: Steve James, Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Sean Squire

Cast: Steve James, Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Sean Squire

     
 
Set in the institutionally segregated New Orleans of 1965, the made-for-cable Passing Glory is the story of black priest Father Joseph Verrett (Andre Braugher) and his efforts to arrange the first integrated high-school basketball game in the city's history. Against the wishes of trepid white parish leader Father Robert Grant (Rip Torn), Fr. Verrett encourages

Overview

Set in the institutionally segregated New Orleans of 1965, the made-for-cable Passing Glory is the story of black priest Father Joseph Verrett (Andre Braugher) and his efforts to arrange the first integrated high-school basketball game in the city's history. Against the wishes of trepid white parish leader Father Robert Grant (Rip Torn), Fr. Verrett encourages the team members of the all-black -- and undefeated -- St. Augustine High School basketball team to prepare to play the equally successful all-white team of Jesuit Prep. Throughout it all, Fr. Verrett must learn to curb his own impatience over the racial status quo, and to keep his own faith afloat. Although some of the scenes are drawn in broad, unsubtle strokes -- especially those involving the bigoted father of Jesuit Prep's best player -- the film is thoroughly credible, right down to the last-second winning basket. Earning extra points for having its heart in the right place, Passing Glory made its TNT cable network bow on February 21, 1999.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
UPC:
0053939747225
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
49,877

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andre Braugher Father Joseph Verrette
Rip Torn Father Robert Grant
Sean Squire Travis Porter
Ruby Dee Mommit Porter
Bill Nunn Howard Porter
Daniel Hugh Kelly Mike Malone Sr.
Tony Colitti Mike Malone Jr.
Khalil Kain Heatwave Hundley
Tony Bond Clanky
Khaz B. Boo
Darris Love Antoine Toussaint
Elimu Nelson Touche
Damien Dante Wayans Snow Lurcher
Angela Mills Thelma Porter
Arthur Agee Ice Gainsworth
Bill Erwin The Archbishop
Sharon Blackwood Sister Marie Claire
Mike Ngaujah Lil' Rickey
Shawn Shepard Rod

Technical Credits
Steve James Director
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Patrick Flannery Editor
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Executive Producer
Quincy Jones Executive Producer
David Rosemont Executive Producer
David Salzman Executive Producer
Paul Seydor Editor
Maxine Shepad Production Designer
Harold Sylvester Screenwriter
Stephen James Taylor Score Composer
Gordon Wolf Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Passing Glory
1. Credits [4:54]
2. Morning Ritual [3:15]
3. New Faculty Member [6:09]
4. Segregated Life [7:45]
5. Lost Faith [2:07]
6. "Pass the Ball." [4:37]
7. Building a Case [5:10]
8. City Finals [5:26]
9. Racist Misstep [3:47]
10. Facing Consequences [1:58]
11. Personal Fallout [8:29]
12. Challenge Mode [5:23]
13. Rallying Support [9:16]
14. Internal Opposition [3:41]
15. Fathers' Advice [3:15]
16. Timid First Half [3:57]
17. Team Histle [9:42]
18. Crossing Barriers [3:07]
19. End Credits [1:35]

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