• Glory Road (2006)

Glory Road

Release Date: January 13th, 2006

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2006

PG |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

After being appointed the new coach of the 1966 Texas Miners, Don Haskins (Josh Lucas) decides to build a team based on talent rather than race. The conservative townsfolk balk at the new racially diverse lineup despite the fact that the team is winning all their games. When black players like Bobby Joe Hill (Derek Luke) and team captain Harry Flournoy (Mehcad Brooks) begin to dominate the court with flashy moves, the racial tension increases, jeopardizing the future of the team.

Cast: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight, Evan Jones, Schin A.S. Kerr, Alphonso McAuley, Mehcad Brooks

Director: James Gartner

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Wife, 1960s, Underdog, Inspiring, Son, Rousing, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The movie's great end-title sequence redeems everything. Under the credits, we see and hear the real-life game veterans as they are now--including, movingly, ex-Lakers coach Riley. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Stirring tale of a team whose big win speeds the integration of intercollegiate sports. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Where it succeeds is as the story of a chapter in history, the story of how one coach at one school arrived at an obvious conclusion and acted on it, and helped open college sports in the South to generations of African Americans. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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