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Glory Road (2006)

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In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.


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40 years ago, Don Haskins went on the recruiting trail to find the best talent in the land, black or white. 7 blacks and 5 whites made up the legendary 1965-66 Texas Western Miners. They were mocked and ridiculed for their showboating and flaunting of black players on the court. Yet, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, Haskins and his Miners came together as a team united to reach the National Championship game against powerhouse Kentucky. Written by jeffmellinger@astound.net

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Winning changes everything. See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for racial issues including violence and epithets, and momentary language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caminho Para a Glória  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,927,589 (USA) (13 January 2006)


$42,643,187 (USA) (5 May 2006)

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Ben Affleck was originally set to play Don Haskins, but pulled out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


During the game against Kansas, the announcer states that the winner of the game will advance to the national championship, when in fact the winner advanced to play Utah in the national semifinal. See more »


[after a pass is stolen by Bobby Joe Hill]
Adolph Rupp: [to Pat Riley] That's what you get for talking to him!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, an inset shows several of the actual people involved (Don Haskins, David Lattin, Pat Riley, Orsten Artis, Willie Worsley, Harry Flournoy, and Nevil Shed) commenting about the championship game and its implications. Video of that game is also shown. See more »


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Everyone ought to see this Film, especially Basket Ball Game lovers
3 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whether you are a fan of basketball or not, this film touches on so many different topics. A show about real life, portrayed by some dynamic actors. Oh my, Josh Lucas, the coach was amazing on film as well as the "real coach" he portrayed. How wonderful he was to be "color blind" when coaching the game of basketball, down in the south where there was so much cruelty and prejudice.

This was a heartfelt movie where often, I got upset to see how cruel people would be to others, just because of the color of their skin. I am "white" though not white like this screen, lol, and raised in Los Angeles during the late 60's/70's and just never understood why people would not like you, without even knowing you just because of your looks/race.

Anyway, go see the movie, it is great! The beautiful tatyana ali who was on since a child Fresh Prince of Bel Air, I almost did not recognize her.....she did such a marvelous job acting in the role of Tina!

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