Glory Road (2006) Poster



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Josh Lucas gained forty-three pounds to play Coach Don Haskins.
Prosthetic ears, cheeks, and nose was added to Jon Voight to make his angular face more rounded like Coach Adolph Rupp.
Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was offered a part in the movie, but had to turn it down due to schedule conflicts.
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.
The photo shown at the end of the movie is a photo of the real 1965-66 Texas Western team, rather than of the actors playing those parts in the film.
Ben Affleck was originally set to play Don Haskins, but pulled out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
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.
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Don Haskins: playing a gas station attendant on the recruiting trip.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

When Shed gets beat up by the white people in the restaurant toilets the actor did the fight himself and therefore broke his nose and 3 ribs.

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