Glory Road

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Glory Road ★★½ 2006 (PG)

Yet another inspirational, factbased sports drama. In 1966, the Miners, an underfunded basketball team at small Texas Western, became legends by defeating the sport's Goliaths—the all-white University of Kentucky Wildcats—in the NCAA championship. Their coach, Don Haskins (Lucas), made history when he recruited seven black players and had five of them in his starting lineup. Naturally, there are problems leading up to their triumph, which are dealt with efficiently by first-time director Gartner. End credits showcase Haskins and several of the actual players reflecting on the game. 106m/C DVD, Bluray Disc . US Josh(ua) Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight, Evan Jones, Alphonso McAuley, Sam Jones III, Emily Deschanel, Al Shearer, Schin A.S. Kerr, Mehcad Brooks, Damaine Radcliff; D: James Gartner; W: Chris Cleveland, Bettina Gilois; C: John Toon, Jeffrey L. Kimball; M: Trevor Rabin.