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.
Feature Film:; audio commentary with producer Jerry Bruckheimer & director James Gartner; Audio commentary with screenwriters Chris Cleveland & Bettina Gilois; "Surving Practice" - inside a typical grueling Haskins practice with former NBA star Tim Hardaway; Seamless Menus
Disc #1 -- Glory Road 1. Opening Title 2. Recruiting a Team 3. Moving to El Paso 4. Crossing the Border 5. Learning as a Team 6. Season Opener 7. Another Evening Outing 8. Cold Reception 9. More Unwelcome Away Games 10. Unexpected Hero 11. Preparing for the Championship 12. Pep Talk 13. National Championship Game 14. Two Minutes From Victory 15. National Champs 16. Where Are They Now?
Glory Road 4.7 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
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.
More than 1 year ago
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
More than 1 year ago
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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