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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.
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.
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 CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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 TodayFull 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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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.