Marshall University: Ashes to Glory 2000 NR CC

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In 1970, the Marshall University football team, athletic staff and fans were killed in a plane crash. This documentary captures the heroism that overcame that tragedy, in the most inspirational story of college sports ever.

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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Deborah Novak
Studio Docurama
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 9, 2006
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This is a thrilling, moving story of the tragic plane crash that wiped out the Marshall football team in the early 1970's, and the courageous, uplifting recovery by the families, the team, the university and the whole city. Interviews with people who were there and rare footage of the team and others make this one of the most interesting (and authentic) sports documentaries I have ever seen.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By J. Hartlage on February 25, 2007
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I, being a former member of the Marshall football team (1967), a 1971 graduate of MU, and had known several of the players who died in the 1970 crash, this documentary tells of the true situation of Marshall Univ. before and after the trajic plane crash. The recent movie, WE ARE MARSAHLL, told the storyline, but not exactly the truth. After seeing that movie, I ran to Amazon to get this documentary that I had seen several years earlier on TV. I am really glad I did. It brought back for me the deserving honor to the team members, the coachs, the supporters, and others who died on that cold, rainy, night in Novemeber 1970. A night I'll never forget.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. C. Borkowski on December 20, 2007
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Watching this documentary brought back many memories of that ill-fated night. My mother was a librarian at the James E. Morrow Library. I saw the way it changed her, for she knew all but six people on that plane. I attended many funerals during the weeks after. I watched as the team, university, and the town recovered. This documentary portrays the real images and feelings of the time. I know because I witnessed it first hand. I am grateful to Deborah Novak, a Marshall graduate, for telling the story that should have been told long before. A much better presentaion than the Hollywood version!! The story of Marshall University Football, its tragedy and triumphs, is THE life lesson that sports teaches us.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Eno on March 8, 2008
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Having seen the movie We Are Marshall I wanted to dive deeper into the tragic story of the plane crash and the teams (as well as the towns) recovery. The interviews were great and the non-Hollywood story was just incredible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Helen Keller on February 29, 2008
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This video was very informative. I enjoyed it very much. It explained a great deal about the actual event.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By flagday1960 on April 13, 2010
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I don't care much for sports in general, much less college football, but the game of football is merely a backdrop here, the main story being tragedy, grieving & remembrance, & honoring those lost by carrying on with dignity, grace, & determination. It wasn't just teammates who were lost, it was colleagues, fathers and mothers, friends, "boosters", and the aircrew themselves. Would this DVD contain a Cinderella ending that could only be written by Hollywood...(?). It also didn't escape this reviewer's notice that the production quality is 100% top shelf.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ray P. Koehn on January 7, 2011
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I was a pilot for Southern Airways and knew the Crew very well - when I see how many lives it affected it hurts - enjoyed the DVD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SarahBethP on December 23, 2013
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As a Marshall alum, the telling of the story is very important to me. It's important to the entire school, no matter when you went there. It's our story and proof that the term "We are Marshall" is more than a chant. It's who we are. Strong, resilient, and fighters. Survivors.
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