Passing Glory Poster

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
When Joseph Verrett (Andre Braugher), a Jesuit priest who teaches history at a black high school, is offered the position of basketball coach, he resists at first because he believes the school glorifies sports over education. Eventually, though, Joseph accepts and sets up a game with the unbeaten team from the white Jesuit high school. Father Grant (Rip Torn), the pastor of the parish, cautions against such a divisive move, but Joseph disagrees and prepares his team for the game.

Cast: Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Ruby Dee, Sean Squire, Bill Nunn, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Tony Colitti, Khalil Kain

Director: Steve James

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Rivalry, Underdog, Father, Competition, Spirited, Quest, 1960s, Inspiring