Glory Road (2006)
Front Cover Actor
Josh Lucas Coach Don Haskins
James Aaron Herman Carr
Tatyana Ali Tina Malichi
Mark Adam Reporter
Michael Arata Sports Reporter
Doug Barden NCAA Finals Reporter #3 (as Douglas E. Barden)
Meg Rae Barreras Co-Ed #1
Brandi-Alisa Bates Mary's Girlfriend
Gary G. Baylor Seattle Referee
Kimberly Begon Senorita
Derek Luke Bobby Joe Hill
Austin Nichols Jerry Armstrong
Jon Voight Adolph Rupp
Evan Jones Moe Iba
Schin A.S. Kerr David Lattin
Alphonso McAuley Orsten Artis
Mehcad Brooks Harry Flournoy
Sam Jones III Willie Worsley
Damaine Radcliff Willie 'Scoops' Cager
Joshua Lucas
Emily Deschanel
Tatyana M. Ali
Patrick Blanchard
Wes Brown
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Sports; Sport
Director James Gartner
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer Chris Cleveland; Bettina Gilois
Studio BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 58 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
One of the greatest basketball games in NCAA history is immortalized in Glory Road, an engaging sports movie that dramatizes a pivotal milestone in the racial integration of college athletics. While it may not be as rousing as similar movies like Hoosiers or Friday Night Lights, this fact-based drama gains depth and substance from the groundbreaking achievement of Don Haskins (well-played by Josh Lucas), who coached the 1965-66 team from Texas Western University to the NCAA championship, using the first-ever all-black lineup in the championship game and forever changing the rules of college basketball. Texas Western's underdog season is followed from anxious start to glorious finish, as Haskins recruits many of his black star players from the North, including Bobby Joe Hill (Derek Luke) and Willie Cager (Damaine Radcliff), and this typically wholesome Disney film doesn't flinch from the harsh realities of racial tension (including player beatings and vandalized motel rooms) that Texas Western's black players had to struggle against as their victories began to draw national attention. Jon Voight (under heavy makeup) makes a memorable cameo appearance as legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp, whose favored all-white team was no match for Texas Western, and Haskins' unforgettable achievement is celebrated in an end-credits sequence that demonstrates the positive ripple-effect of his color-blind coaching. Glory Road relies a bit too heavily on sports-movie clich├ęs, but its shortcomings are easily overlooked in favor of its greater historical significance. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1631
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2006
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1; Region 2
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 786936292626
Chapters
Release Date 6/6/06
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features


Extras to be confirmed, Interactive menus, Bonus footage, Deleted scenes, Interviews (Real UETP Players), Other documentaries ('Legacy of the Bear', 'Surviving Practice'), Bonus tracks (Alicia Keys)Extras to be confirmed, Interactive menus, Bonus footage, Deleted scenes, Interviews (Real UETP Players), Other documentaries ('Legacy of the Bear', 'Surviving Practice'), Bonus tracks (Alicia Keys)