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Passing Glory (1999)

A talented all-black high school basketball team challenges the top all-white team in civil-rights-era New Orleans.

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Steve James
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Braugher ... Father Joseph Verrett
Rip Torn ... Father Robert Grant
Sean Squire Sean Squire ... Travis Porter
Ruby Dee ... Mommit Porter
Bill Nunn ... Howard Porter
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Mike Malone Sr.
Tony Colitti ... Chick Viola
Anderson Bourell Anderson Bourell ... Mike Malone Jr.
Khalil Kain ... Heatwave Hundley
Tony Bond Tony Bond ... Clanky
Khaz Benyahmeen Khaz Benyahmeen ... Boo (as Khaz B)
Darris Love ... Antoine Toussaint
Elimu Nelson ... Touché
Damien Dante Wayans ... Snow Lurcher (as Damien Wayans)
Brett Rice
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An angry black priest in 1960's New Orleans goes against the wishes of his parish leader as he pushes a basketball game between his unbeaten all-black team and an undefeated all-white prep school team. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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They didn't just make shots. They made history.

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Drama | Sport

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Glória de um Jogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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good script, GREAT cast
27 February 1999 | by ag-2See all my reviews

Passing Glory is based on a historical event, and it's certainly a gripping tale. (The story, in case IMDB hasn't got the plot up yet, is based on a real-life basketball game played between two Catholic high schools -- one white, one black -- in the segregated South of the 1960s.) However, the real reason to catch this made-for-TV film is the amazing casting. Any movie that brings you Rip Torn, Andre Braugher, and Ruby Dee on the very same screen is worth your time. Watch this one!


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