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Glory Road
Artist: Lucas, Josh
UPC: 00786936292626
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Enter
Genre: Drama
Screen: Wide screen
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Product Type: DVD
Released: June 2015
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Annotation: 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 (Lucas) is the passionately dedicated college basketball coach who changed the history of basketball with his team's victory in this time of innocence.
Additional Information
Rating: PG
Runtime: 118 mins
Weight: 0.20 lbs
Info: Color, Widescreen, Additional Footage, Soundtrack English, Soundtrack French, Soundtrack Spanish, Spanish Subtitles, French subtitles, Director's Comments, Dolby Digital 5.1 Re
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2006-06-06
Run Time : 7080
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2006-06-06
Rating : PG (MPAA)
Extra Info : Widescreen
Category : Dramas, True Story, Theatrical Release, 1960s, African Americans
Original Release Year : 2006
Released By : Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Catalog Number : 4096803
Area : USA
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Synopsis: GLORY ROAD is about more than a college basketball team in the mid-1960s playing its way to the championship: it is the true story of a coach and his team taking a stand against discrimination in order to play their best game. As the new men's basketball coach at Texas Western, Don Haskins has one goal: to win. At a time when most Southern universities had few black players on their teams and rarely played more than two at the same time, Haskins recruits an unprecedented seven black players for his team and often has three of them starting. His new additions have played on the streets of the South Bronx between breaks at a Detroit steel company, and added fancy moves with the hope of playing for the Harlem Globetrotters. In addition to adjusting to life at Texas Western in El Paso, the players have to integrate with their white teammates and face discrimination from all fronts: the school administration, donors and alumni, spectators, and random strangers, not to mention other basketball teams.To everyone's surprise, the underdog Miners take on team after team, making it all the way to the 1966 NCAA championships. In an historic NCAA final game against the University of Kentucky Wildcats, Haskins played the first all-black collegiate basketball starting lineup, in many ways opening new doors for black players everywhere. James Gartner's feature film directorial debut has impressive performances, great basketball action, snappy dialogue, and just the right amount of humor to complement the seriousness of its main subject. Most important, it pays tribute to an inspirational team and its coach, capturing a moment that changed the sport of basketball forever. Be sure to stick around through the credits to see interviews with the actual team members.
Distributor Note: Glory Road The studio that brought you REMEMBER THE TITANS now delivers another winner with this exciting and inspirational true story of the team that changed college basketball -- and the nation -- forever! Josh Lucas (SWEET HOME ALABAMA) stars as future Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins of tiny Texas Western University, who bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup. In a turbulent time of social and political change, their unlikely success sends shock waves through the sport that follow the underdog Miners all the way to an epic showdown with all-white, #1 ranked Kentucky for the National Championship! Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release Note: DVD Features: Region 1 Keep Case Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish, French Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Interviews: Extended Interviews With Real UTEP Players Audio Commentary: 1. Jerry Bruckheimer & James Gartner Commentary 2. Screenwriter's Commentary Featurette: 1. SURVIVING PRACTICE: COACH HASKIN'S PRACTICE SCHEDULE - With Commentary by NBA Star Tim Hardaway 2. MORE THAN A GAME: LEGACY OF THE BEAR
Review: -01/17/2006
"[I]t will acquaint audiences with a remarkable episode that had ramifications far beyond the basketball court....The film does a good job of showcasing just how momentous that game was..."