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Glory Road (2006)

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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In 1965, the coach of the high school girl basketball team Don Haskins is invited by the Texas Western Miners to be their coach. Despite the lack of budget, Haskins sees the chance to dispute the NCAA and moves with his wife and children to the college dormitory. He recruits seven talented and rejected black players to play with five Caucasian players and formed a legendary team that wined the 1966 national championship against the powerful Kentucky. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The incredible story of the team that changed the game forever. See more »

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

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13 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Camino a la gloria  »

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

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

Prosthetic ears, cheeks, and nose was added to Jon Voight to make his angular face more rounded like Coach Adolph Rupp. See more »

Goofs

During the final game, there are several flipped shots of Coach Haskins cheering, and his wedding ring and watch are visible on his right hand instead of his left. See more »

Quotes

Coach Don Haskins: You got a real talent, son, why throw it away?
Bobby Joe Hill: I'll tell you why. Ever since I was a kid I've only loved one thing. That was playing ball. Do you understand what that's like, having that ball in your hand... It's like, It's like making sweet music with your game, only thing is you don't wanna hear the song.
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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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Featured in The Daily Show: Josh Lucas (2006) See more »

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Can You Do It
Written by Richard Street, Thelma Gordy
Performed by The Contours
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great Message Based on a True Story
7 January 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1965, the coach of the high school girl basketball team Don Haskins (Josh Lucas) is invited by the Texas Western Miners to be their coach. Despite the lack of budget, Haskins sees the chance to dispute the NCAA and moves with his wife and children to the college dormitory. He recruits seven talented and rejected black players to play with five Caucasian players and formed a legendary team that wined the 1966 national championship against the powerful Kentucky.

"Glory Road" is an engaging film with a great message based on a true story. In a period when the racism was explicit in the USA, Don Haskins challenged many people with his team of black players implementing discipline and training and winning the NCAA against all the odds. The film shows the difficulties and prejudice the players were submitted and how they superseded all the relationship problems proving that they were equal to (or even better than) the white players. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Estrada para a Glória" ("Road to the Glory")


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