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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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David Lattin
Willie Worsley


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

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Winning changes everything. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


A few of the actors have played in other sports films. Luke was in Friday Night Lights as Boobie Miles, and in starred in the Jackie Robinson biopic. Radcliff was in Monday Night Mayhem. And Jones was a running back in Blue Mountain State. See more »


In the game against #4 Iowa, Texas Western won by 18 points, 86-68, rather than by 1 point on a last second shot as depicted in the movie. See more »


Cafeteria Worker: Taco? Nacho? Burrito?
[Orsten gives a lank Stare]
Cafeteria Worker: Taco? Nacho? Burrito?
Orsten Artis: No, I'm looking for el hot dog-o.
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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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Started Slow - but got better and better and better ...
4 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 2 hour movie is pretty lackluster for the first 50 minutes or so. Then it picks up and the intensity builds and builds right to the end. It's simply one of those great sports movie that's really well done.

This is the story based on one of the most historic series of games in basketball history. A "minor" coach hired is hired to coach an equally "minor" Texas basketball team - but decides to do something different. He hires black players to play ... the year is 1965.

Because it's based on true events it has an immediate interest value. The fact that it deals with the colorblind "win or lose" dictum of sports coupled with racial tensions makes it all the more potentially interesting.

The movie delivers the goods: great performances and a lot of sports suspense. However, you have give it chance - the first one forth of the show is kind of slow.

For basketball fans and general audiences alike - this is a good movie worth checking out.

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