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Glory Road (2006)
Drama,Sport
USA / English
"Winning changes everything. "
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Josh Lucas Don Haskins
Derek Luke Bobby Joe Hill
Austin Nichols Jerry Armstrong
Jon Voight Adolph Rupp
Evan Jones Moe Iba
Schin A.S. Kerr David Lattin
Alphonso McAuley Orsten Artis
Mehcad Brooks Harry Flournoy
Sam Jones III Willie Worsley
Damaine Radcliff Willie 'Scoops' Cager
Emily Deschanel Mary Haskins
Al Shearer Nevil Shed
Red West Ross Moore
Kip Weeks Togo Railey
Mitch Eakins Dick Myers
Director: James Gartner
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer: Chris Cleveland,Bettina Gilois
Bounce the Basketball Slowly.
The true story of the Texas Western University Miners (now called the University of Texas at El Paso) who defied all odds in 1966 by being the first NCAA basketball team to start five African-American players (led by Derek Luke of "Antwone Fisher" and Mehchad Brooks of "Desperate Housewives" fame) and ultimately winning the national championship. New coach Don Haskins (played superbly by Josh Lucas, one of the most under-rated actors in film right now) has trouble recruiting when he first arrives, but finds players in places like Detroit and Brooklyn. In the civil rights torn south though, getting African-American ball players was highly controversial and even potentially dangerous. It ends up being fitting that the team would meet up with Adolph Rupp (impressive transformation as usual for Jon Voight) and his University of Kentucky Wildcats for the championship that year as UK was one of the last major colleges to integrate its basketball team. Socially important story and highly educational for youngsters who may not be familiar with the importance of this stage in contemporary U.S. and sports history. Great sequences and styles in the tradition of sports classics like "Hoosiers", "Remember the Titans" and "Friday Night Lights". 5 stars out of 5.

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Imdb rating: 7.0
Musician: Trevor Rabin
Running time: 118 min
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Subtitles: Svenska
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