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Haskins accidentally hits his little boy in the face with a bounce pass.

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Popular Blog Posts. But where Hoosiers worked as both a classic sports flick and a life lesson because of its combined subtlety and heroism, Glory Road opts for a little stylistic hot-dogging and a lot of predictability. And some Kentucky fans did shower the Miners with racist comments during the game.

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The high school reopened in November with a fraction of the previous student population. But it's not much of a stretch. I never thought a thing about it, but after we won the title with five black guys, everybody made a big deal about it. Rebellion against his harsh on- and off-the-court demands. In reel life: Midway through the first half, Hill single-handedly converts back-to-back steals into easy buckets. This has been the formula for countless films, and "Glory Road" will not be the last. Drug and Alcohol Content Against their coach's orders, several players venture out for a night on the town at a local bar. Both blacks and whites are called names. Many of the hoops scenes were filmed at Chalmette Louisiana High School. By this time, the white players understand the point, and agree with it. He wants to make a point. In fact, Cager had earlier been diagnosed with a heart murmur. In real life: According to a March Sporting News article, the Miners sold out every home game, playing in an arena that held slightly more than 5, fans. Both players ended up at TW.

In reel life: Midway through the season, Willie "Scoops" Cager Damaine Radcliff has severe chest pains while shooting around. He then had a change of heart and asked Haskins if the offer still stood.

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Likewise, the black members of the team get in trouble on one occasion for staying out late and drinking. The school's administration and some of the rich boosters were not very happy with him, until the team started to win. Haskins knows he has no chance of recruiting the best white players to come to Texas Western, so he and his assistant coach head north and find African Americans who are happy to have scholarships and a chance to play. As the end credits tell us what happened in later life to the members of that Texas Western team, we realize that Haskins not only won an NCAA title but made a contribution to the future that is still being realized. Kerr arrives at the front gates of the main building at Texas Western. In reel life: On a road trip, the Miners return to their hotel to find one of their rooms ransacked, the walls covered in blood, and a large, blood-red warning on the wall: "Coons go home. In reel life: David Lattin Schin A. That works for us, but how would it work with players and fans in real life? Spiritual Content A pregame prayer includes thanking the Lord for keeping the team together through highs and lows. Controversy[ edit ] Kentucky Wildcat fans and other Rupp supporters said the film at least implicitly portrayed UK coach Adolph Rupp as a racist, with such lines as Bobby Joe Hill's that Rupp would not have recruited him. Haskins puts his players through a very tough training program, threatening to cut anyone who doesn't work as hard as he demands, while trying to integrate his white and black players into a single team with a common goal. And we thought that Coach Haskins was just trying to hype us up, you know. I just wanted to put my five best guys on the court. Rupp, with a well-organized and better experienced all-white Wildcats squad firmly believes that his opponent stands no chance. In the film's most disturbing depiction of violent racism, he later gets beaten up again ending in a bloodied face by a group of white men who punch him, toss him against a wall and stick his head in a toilet.

One of his decisions about the soundtrack is strange but perhaps effective: The play-by-play announcers somehow simultaneously seem to be the public-address announcers, so that loudspeakers in the gyms carry their commentary and opinions.

Jon Voight plays Kentucky's Adolph Rupp, one of the most successful coaches in college history.

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That's the real Don Haskins. After Texas Western won the NCAA championship with an all-black team on the court, defeating an all-white Kentucky team coached by the legendary Adolph Rupp, the rules were rewritten, and modern college and professional basketball began. In real life: Think Jets vs. Voight doesn't have a lot of screen time, but he uses it to create a character, not a stereotype. In fact, Cager had earlier been diagnosed with a heart murmur. This has been the formula for countless films, and "Glory Road" will not be the last. It's about racism in American sports, and how coach Don Haskins and his players on the basketball team from Texas Western University made a breakthrough comparable to when Jackie Robinson was hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers. The school shown for the girls' basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas at the beginning of the film is actually the front of El Paso High School, as shown by the engraving on the top of the columns. When Haskins opts to recruit an unprecedented number of black players, he's asked what he's been smoking. The film ends with the players exiting the plane that brought them back to El Paso to the greeting of a raucous crowd. Some of the young men he and his assistants recruit, from places as far away as Indiana, Michigan and New York, possess a lot of talent, but are very raw when it comes to organized college basketball with its greater focus on defense and ball distribution. The team was nominated in its entirety for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame , and was inducted on September 7, , ten years after coach Don Haskins had already been enshrined.

In real life: No. Director James Gartner tells his story forcefully and makes a wise decision during the end titles to show black-and-white footage of many of the real people whose lives are depicted in the film.

And we weren't sure if he said that or if it was just Coach Haskins talking. In addition, Ralph Strangis the former Dallas Stars play-by-play announcer had a small speaking role as a courtside broadcaster.

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And most notably, overt bigotry from fans around the country. Ben Affleck was the original choice for the role of coach Don Haskins, but had to drop out of the filming due to prior commitments. The school shown for the girls' basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas at the beginning of the film is actually the front of El Paso High School, as shown by the engraving on the top of the columns. The high school reopened in November with a fraction of the previous student population. This has been the formula for countless films, and "Glory Road" will not be the last. One player is beaten in a restroom. It uses the basketball season as a backdrop to the story of how Haskins Josh Lucas inherited a weak, losing team at Texas Western and set out to recruit gifted black players from the schools and playgrounds of the North. And we weren't sure if he said that or if it was just Coach Haskins talking. He follows alongside them in his car. They play a hotshot, Globetrotters-style basketball; Haskins thinks it is undisciplined and risky, and drills them with his own man-on-man system. In reel life: While Haskins is trying to fire his team up, he says, "Tonight I've made a decision Star point guard Bobby Joe Hill comforts his fellow black teammates after a racial attack and preaches that a violent response won't get anything done in the long run. In reel life: Haskins goes to Gary, Ind. In addition, Ralph Strangis the former Dallas Stars play-by-play announcer had a small speaking role as a courtside broadcaster. Rupp, with a well-organized and better experienced all-white Wildcats squad firmly believes that his opponent stands no chance.
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