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GLORY ROAD

 
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At Theaters: 1/13/2006 On Video: 6/6/2006
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 459958
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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The inspiring true story of the underdog Texas Western basketball team, with history's first all African American starting lineup of players, who took the country by storm, surprisingly winning the 1966 NCAA tournament title. Hall of Famer Don Haskins was the passionately dedicated college basketball coach that changed the history of basketball with his teams victory in this time of innocence.
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Drama - This is a sports/basketball movie based on an inspiring true story. The message and the history give the film appeal beyond sports fans, and the film is fairly appropriate for all ages on a content level, making it family-friendly.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Josh Lucas STEALTH, THE HULK, SWEET HOME ALABAMA
Derek Luke FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, SPARTAN, PIECES OF APRIL
Jon Voight NATIONAL TREASURE, SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2
Director: James Gartner Film Directorial Debut
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer VERONICA GUERIN, BAD BOYS II
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The True Story Behind Glory Road
About The Characters And Cast
Basketball Boot Camp
Recreating The Game
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: One beating scene with some blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol drinking.
ACTION: Basketball action.
COMEDY: Wisecracks; cute kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Viewers with an appreciation of basketball will get the most out of the film, but there's enough here to keep non-sports aficionados involved and entertained, as well.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 'Glory Road' is an effective sports movie, yes, but as the portrait of a coach and team and the realities of administrations and booster clubs in a state obsessed with sports...

USA Today Full Review
Above Average An appealing Disney sports movie that underplays its potential, Glory Road is at least a more satisfying basketball saga than last year's Coach Carter.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 171 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
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Many
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Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
28
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13-19Teens (M)
14
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100%
13-19Teens (F)
19
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20-29Yg Adults (M)
7
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20-29Yg Adults (F)
13
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30+Adults (M)
31
Very High
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30+Adults (F)
59
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100%
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 171 moviegoers:OUTSTANDING OPINIONS! "Glory Road" is a "MUST SEE MOVIE!" Heck, even the critics agree. What more could you ask for?


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
For Don Haskins, the dream was always about winning: winning with guts, heart and grit; winning with self-respect; and winning even when the odds were completely stacked against you. What Haskins didn't know in 1966—when he was just a small-town family man trying to make an indelible mark in his first job as a collegiate basketball coach—is that his underdog team's incredible victory would transcend sport and change not only his life and the lives of his players, but the country itself.

Haskins and his scrappy Texas Western Miners were unwittingly about to revolutionize basketball and the American landscape. It was still a time of innocence in the United States, yet the country was on the verge of major social changes when Haskins decided to play an all-African-American opening lineup at the NCAA championships against the all-white juggernaut of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Haskins did it to win. But his bold decision would help break down barriers of segregation that affected every segment of society and set a new course for the future as his team did the one thing they could to prove themselves to a watching world: they played their hearts out.

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