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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 won 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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$16,927,589 (USA) (15 January 2006)

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$42,643,187 (USA) (7 May 2006)
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Trivia

During the National Championship game against Kentucky, the 3-point shooting rule is not present. This is historically accurate. The first time the NCAA experimented with the shot was 1945. The 3-point shot became popular during the 1967-68 American Basketball Association season. It was not used by the NCAA until 1986. The NBA adopted the shot during the 1979-80 season. See more »

Goofs

The close-up cutaway shots of the scoreboards in several sections of the movie do not match the scoreboards used in the wide shots or action shots. Most of the time, the action shots use a modified Nevco Model 2400. The cutaways are sometimes a TransLux Fair Play/Fair Tron scoreboard, sometimes another brand scoreboard all together. The Nevco 2400 can be programmed to display a zero in the minute column when there is less than a minute of play left. In the movie, one shot shows the scoreboard display ":55" with no 0 for the minutes and later in the same scene "0:02" with a 0 in the minute column. See more »

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[after a pass is stolen by Bobby Joe Hill]
Adolph Rupp: [to Pat Riley] That's what happens when you don't talk to each other!
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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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Texas Fight
Written by Colonel Walter S. Hunnicutt, James E. King, Burnett "Blondie" Pharr
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Left out some important facts to boost the hype, but decent movie
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, it was just too similar to remember the titans, but I liked that movie two. The only thing that bothered me about this movie was that removal of some important facts.

Texas Western had three Black Players on the team already, upon Don Haskin's Arrival. Don Haskin's wasn't the sole person leading a movement to recruit black players. In their conference, they played many teams with black players.

Loyola-Chicago, while not fielding 5 black starters, fielded four of them and won the championship in 1963. So even though Texas Western was the first team to win with all black starters, other primarily black teams have won prior.

At the end of the movie, they talk about how people felt black players could never be as good as white players. Even as the movie shows, the all-American player they went against (I believe he was from University of Texas) was Black. The NCAA recognized that player as one of the best players in the sport.

Again, it was a good movie, but I felt a little let down that they manipulated the story a tad for the sake of entertainment.


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