The Bottom Line
"Glory Road" works as well as it does not just because the story's an important one, but also because it's a fast-paced, well-acted, entertaining film.
- Inspirational and entertaining
- The basketball footage is first-rate
- Great performances by the entire ensemble cast
- None worth noting
- 4 deleted scenes
- Commentary by director James Gartner and producer Jerry Bruckheimer
- Commentary by writers Chris Cleveland and Bettina Gilois
- 'Legacy of the Bear' - Featurette on the real Coach Haskins
- 'In Their Own Words' - Players from the 1966 Texas Western University team share their memories
- 'Surviving Practice' - An inside look at how Coach Haskins ran his practices
- Alicia Keys Music Video - "Sweet Music"
- DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
Guide Review - "Glory Road" DVD Review
Based on the true story of Haskins and his incredible team, "Glory Road" follows Haskins as transitions from coaching a girls basketball team to taking on the job of head coach at Texas Western University. After taking over the team, Haskins and his assistants set out to sign some of the best untapped talent in the country. Haskins did what other colleges at the time would never have considered doing - he recruited African American players. Then, in a brave move for the time, Haskins broke new ground by fielding a starting line-up with five African-American ballplayers.
Those interested in more info on the real coach and the real players will find the 'Legacy of the Bear' and 'In Their Own Words' featurettes informative and moving.