Glory Road

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.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Don Haskins: Josh Lucas
  • Bobby Joe Hill: Derek Luke
  • Adolph Rupp: Jon Voight
  • Jerry Armstrong: Austin Nichols
  • Moe Iba: Evan Jones
  • Harry Flournoy: Mehcad Brooks
  • Willie ‘Scoops’ Cager: Damaine Radcliff
  • Orsten Artis: Alphonso McAuley
  • Mary Haskins: Emily Deschanel
  • Ross Moore: Red West
  • Nevil Shed: Al Shearer
  • Togo Railey: Kip Weeks
  • Wade Richardson: Wilbur Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Ray: Andy Stahl
  • George McCarty: Brett Rice
  • Dick Myers: Mitch Eakins
  • Willie Worsley: Sam Jones
  • Racist – Cole Field House: Wallace Merck
  • Kentucky Booster: Pat Hazell
  • Iowa Reporter: Wayne Ferrara
  • Tina: Tatyana Ali

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Casting: Ronna Kress
  • Executive Producer: Mike Stenson
  • Executive Producer: Chad Oman
  • Associate Producer: Pat Sandston
  • Original Music Composer: Trevor Rabin
  • Director of Photography: Jeffrey L. Kimball
  • Music Supervisor: Bob Badami
  • Editor: John Wright
  • Art Direction: Kevin Constant
  • Production Design: Geoffrey Kirkland
  • Set Decoration: Dorree Cooper
  • Director of Photography: John Toon
  • Costume Design: Alix Friedberg
  • Director: James Gartner
  • Executive Producer: Andy Given
  • Writer: Christopher Cleveland
  • Writer: Bettina Gilois
  • Editor: Jason Hellmann
  • Casting: Craig Fincannon
  • Casting: Mark Fincannon
  • Casting: Lisa Mae Fincannon
  • Hair Department Head: JoAnn Stafford-Chaney
  • Key Hair Stylist: Camille Friend
  • Costumer: Donald Dowd
  • Unit Production Manager: Alma Kuttruff
  • First Assistant Director: Donald Sparks
  • Makeup Department Head: Stacye P. Branche
  • Key Makeup Artist: Carol Rasheed
  • Second Assistant Director: Frederic Roth

Movie Reviews:

  • r96sk: Mid-00s Disney really knocking it out the park. ‘Glory Road’ is another top film from this period from them.

    Early on this feels like a ‘Remember the Titans’, even a ‘Coach Carter’, copycat but it actually ends up creating its own thing. Those two films are also great, but I felt this one nailed the emotion and rawness of events just that little bit better – the sports action also feels more real, at least to me.

    Josh Lucas is very good as Don. I don’t necessarily think he gives an outstanding performance in the grand scheme of things, but it’s a perfect performance for the role itself. Elsewhere, Damaine Radcliff (Cager), Al Shearer (Shed) and Mehcad Brooks (Flournoy) are all good too.

    Enthralling plot, well written dialogue, terrific score, an important message and a cast that seemed to gave their all. A quality film, even with the usual Disney slant/tendencies. My only criticism? That fake nose on Jon Voight, wow!

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