As good as Remember the Titans
Many people have commented on the similarity to Remember the Titans.
1) This is a sports movie so of course there are similar plots.
2) This is another movie about racial prejudice.
3) The acting is superb!
This movie is based on the true story of Texas Western University's basketball team in the mid 60's. The coach (played by Josh Lucas) accepts a job at the university where basketball is historically anything but good. The coach's determination to find the best players for his team gets him in trouble when he recruits black players to play on a team that has never seen a black player.
The coach works the players into a good team (sound like Remember the Titans??) and the team begins an incredible win streak that takes them to the state tournament. The path to the tournament is unusually difficult as the players face racial prejudice and sometimes outright hatred.
An emotionally compelling story that rivals that of Remember the Titans.
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DVD Glory Road
An inspiring drama tells the true story of Don Haskins, a high school basketball coach who, in 1962, took the reins of the Texas Western Miners, an underdog NCAA Division One team, and decided to shake things up. Haskins's insistence on recruiting the best players available to him, regardless of the color of their skin, revolutionized the sport ... and changed the course of history.
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GLORY ROAD excellent from start to finish MUST SEE!
IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE GLORY ROAD -do yourself a favor and dont miss the excellent history lesson and great movie . I dont really care for basketball from a womans perspective -but I loved this movie . I saw the previews on another movie and somehow missed this one on the new release shelf.
Hubby and I loved it so much we let our little boys who jsut studied MARTIN LUTHER KING in school watch it . it is very important to let our kids know our history . The predjudice that plagued this team was just Ugly . You really felt for Haskel and his negro team . But more importantly were the triuphant victories in the personal lives of these players .
this is a heart felt underdog -movie .
these guys really went through alot to get to where they were going . great lesson for kids in determiniation and dicipline.
I would own this movie . great addition to any dvd library.
Loved the characters and the whole 1960's feel . You really feel like your there .....Loved the characters -they were all believeable and I would liek to see the guy who played coach haskel in more stuff -what a great actor !!!
he studied his character !! and was believable -
one the best MOVIES WE HAVE SEEN ALL YEAR !!!!
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Glory Road (2006, DVD)
This was a great no, excellent movie that shows how life really is and not sugar coat the problems of our society. It is sad to say that this problem still exists, but we can learn from this and live together as one (the human race). This movie has a deeper message other than breaking the race barrier, there was no profanity that is associated with Black men and women taking on leading roles. I was amazed finally a movie to show our children without ff or skipping scenes. A class act and if we a people could see the big picture, that we all live on one planet and have to get along. Look at what is happenning to the family of our day or should I say what's left of the so-called family, we need commercials to tell us to eat together as a family and communicate, so sad and look at the product of the disfunctional family, drug use on a scale that it doesn't surprise us to hear of a 10yr old taking crystal meth or killing, raping or drinking. Look at this DVD of Glory Road for a deeper message and apply what it stood for Love, Togetherness and Devotion. We look at ourselves as being the more sophisticated society, then splatter the media with scenes of mass killings of people strapping bombs to a car, themselves or worst yet a small child and we say we believe in God (in this movie they prayed together asking for the strength to make it through whatever trials that lay ahead of them) even if you don't believe in God or religion, try to find a bible and just read 1st Peter 4:1-6; 1st John 1:9-11; 4:1-21; 1st Corinthians 13:1-8 and these last 2 are in front of the UN (United Nations)building with a statue and the words of Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3,4, now if we could follow and live our lives as the words in the bible speak we would not see 2nd Timothy 3:1-5. Now if we made more movies like this and the title speaks volumes "GLORY ROAD" hats off to all who played a role in making this film, for every great film like this there are 1000 or more that are depicting every negative aspect of society, drugs, murder, rape, child pronography, sadistic horror flixs, hate and the list goes on and on. GLORY ROAD should win an award, but it is not violent enough, bloody, sexual or not enough profanity. There are so many things in life that are positive and beautiful for our children to watch and learn from, I hope that directors, writers and actors and actresses stand up and demand a better quality of movies instead of quantities and money. GLORY ROAD a very rare film, thank you for the positive, clean and upbuilding movie.
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Awesome Basketball Film!!
I'm not a huge basketball fan or football fan (I'm a hockey fan) but basketball and football seem to be the sports that make the best movies.
The cast is great, the acting and intensity is superb, and when they show clips of the actual game during the credits you really appreciate the effort the Cast and Crew put into making the Basketball scenes as realistic as possible.
Glory Road is great from the get go, it's funny, heartwarming, and inspiring. Josh Lucas is awesome as CoachHaskins and Jon Voight is great as Coach Adolph Rupp. Derek Luke is just a good in this film as Bobby Joe Hill as he was in Friday Night Lights as Booby Miles. When you see the team photo at the end of the movie you realize how much work was put into finding the right actors to play the roles.
Rent or Buy?: If you're a fan of true sports stories, sports movies in general, or basketball Glory Road belongs in your collection.
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