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Glory Road (2006)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lucas ... Don Haskins
Derek Luke ... Bobby Joe Hill
Austin Nichols ... Jerry Armstrong
Jon Voight ... Adolph Rupp
Evan Jones ... Moe Iba
Schin A.S. Kerr Schin A.S. Kerr ... David Lattin
Alphonso McAuley ... Orsten Artis
Mehcad Brooks ... Harry Flournoy
Sam Jones III ... Willie Worsley
Damaine Radcliff ... Willie 'Scoops' Cager
Emily Deschanel ... Mary Haskins
Al Shearer ... Nevil Shed
Red West ... Ross Moore
Kip Weeks ... Togo Railey
Mitch Eakins ... Dick Myers
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Storyline

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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Winning changes everything. 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino a la gloria See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,927,589, 15 January 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,643,187, 7 May 2006
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Trivia

Josh Lucas gained forty-three pounds to play Coach Don Haskins. See more »

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When Bobby Joe Hill is forced to run stadium stairs as punishment by his coach, his microphone can be seen through the back of his T-shirt as he is bending over. See more »

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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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Great Message Based on a True Story
7 January 2017 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee 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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