Glory Road [Blu-ray]
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In 1965, white players dominated college basketball and a predominantly black team was just not even thought of, especially in Klan infested Southern states.
The coach assists his Texas-Western players in breaking down race relation obstacles still grasping the nation and even more brazenly evident in violent Jim Crow South.
Coach Haskins drives all his players, both on the court, and demands more then passing academic grades in the classroom as well.
Classic Soul and R & B music of the mid-1960's era play a key part through out this well made picture.
"The incredible story of the team that changed the game forever / Based on a true story"
The movie opens with a girls basketball game, and you see that Don Haskins coaches girl's basketball. Later on, he is asked to coach Division 1 basketball, for the Texas Western team (with one drawback; he would have to live in the dorm room with his wife and kids). Then, he sets out to recruit players that would help the team win. When he recruits all Black players, it's obvious that most people (even the Black players themselves) thought Haskins was crazy. Among the players he recruited were Bobby Jo Hill (played exceptionally by Derek Luke), Willie Cager, David Lattin, and Harry Flournoy. His practices for the team were intense and his rules were strict. This would all pay off in the end though, with the Miners winning the championship over Adolf Rupp's Kentucky Wildcats (with Pat Riley, who is a character in the movie, it's weird to hear his name called while he's playing, knowing he's a game-winning coach with plenty of rings).
The movie does depict the racism at the time as well. It wasn't an easy ride for the coach or the Black players on the team.Read more ›
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Anyone who likes college basketball will love this movie. More importantly, it moved me to strive to be a better person.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great movie about one of my favorite coaches. He brought African-Americans to the top of college basketball.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of my favorite all-time movies. There are times you will laugh and cry. It has action, perseverance and toughness. All around good entertainment.Published 1 month ago by Carolyn Plotts
Great story about men who took a chance in a rough time in our history.Published 1 month ago by C Craig Van Gundy
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