Glory Road

Synopsis: In 1965, the coach of the high school girl basketball team Don Haskins is invited by the Texas Western Miners to be their coach. Despite the lack of budget, Haskins sees the chance to dispute the NCAA and moves with his wife and children to the college dormitory. He recruits seven talented and rejected black players to play with five Caucasian players and formed a legendary team that won the 1966 national championship against the powerful Kentucky.
Director(s): James Gartner
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
118 min

every penny to pay for a river rat's dream

of a college education.

We're lucky to put a decent team

on the court.

Well, decent don't cut it with me.

Duke's where you wanna go.

Hey, how you doing?

Don Haskins. Texas Western.

How you doing? Don Haskins.

- See anyone you like?

- What about number three over there?

Jason Stevens out of Chicago.

18 points a game.

Hasn't signed a letter of intent yet.


Beating a dead horse there, Don.

- Jason, Don Haskins. Texas Western.

- Western Union?

Texas Western, down in El Paso.

After the game. I'd like to talk to you

about playing for me.

Play for you at Texas Western?

Thanks. Coach, but I'm partial to winning.

How about that big ol' tall boy?

Made All-Jayhawk Conference last year.

Gonna sign with Kansas.

You wanna talk to Bobby Joe Hill?

Son, you can't win playing n*gger ball.

Sure, they can jump, but they can't lead.

Can't handle the pressure.

Don't have enough intelligence.

That boy in particular.

No-account smart-mouth.

Just tell me where I can find him.

Excuse me. I'm the basketball coach

down at Texas Western.

- I'd like to talk to you about playing there.

- No, thanks.

I'm done playing this game.

They hardly put me on the floor tonight.

- I'm offering a full scholarship.

- Uh-huh.

You sign me up like your token Negro.

bury me at the end of the bench.

I'd rather hang it up. Do something else.

Be the next Smokey Robinson.

I might even run for president.

You got a real talent, son.

Why throw it away?

I'll tell you why. Ever since I was a kid. I

only loved one thing - that was playing ball.

Do you understand what that's like.

to have that ball in your hand?

It's like making sweet music

with your game.

Only thing is.

you don't wanna hear the song.

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