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In the 1960s, when coach Don Haskins (Josh Lucas) made the gutsy move to sign-up some African American players for his collage basketball team, all he intended to do was change the Texas Western Miners' losing streak -- instead he changed history.
Why Is Glory Road Rated PG?
Glory Road is rated PG for racial issues including violence and epithets, and momentary language.
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Set in the turbulent 1960s, the script includes some offensive racial slurs, and brief depictions of violence against the black players, including one athlete who is beaten up. On a road trip, the boys find their hotel rooms vandalized and splattered with blood. Following the incident, the boys discuss taking retaliatory actions. Despite the rules, the team members sneak out of their dorm on several occasions and visit the local bar or house parties where they are shown drinking.
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Walt Disney Home Entertainment helps you enjoy this DVD trip down Glory Road with an audio commentary by director James Gartner and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, as well as screenwriters Christopher Cleveland and Bettina Gilois.
Learn just how important work ethic was for Coach Haskins and journey into the world of the team portrayed in the movie by watching More Than a Game: Legacy of the Bear (a featurette highlighting Coach Haskins’ 38-year-long career, with commentary by Don Haskins and Pat Riley), Surviving Practice (a look at Coach Haskins’ grueling four-hour per day practice schedule, with commentary by NBA star Tim Hardaway) and extended interviews with the real University of Texas El Paso basketball team members that have played for Coach Haskins.
Deleted scenes and a portion of a music video by Alicia Keys are also included. Available in either wide or full screen presentations, the DVD provides audio tacks in English (Dolby Digital 5.0), Spanish and French, with subtitles in Spanish and French.