Passing Glory
Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video

PRODUCTINFO:

STREETDATE: January 11, 2011

DVDUPC: 053939747225

DVDPRICE: $14.97



A true story of a priest (Andre Braugher) in New Orleans who formed a group of black players and challenged an all-white prep school basketball team in the 1960's. Eventually events like these signaled the pivotal turn in the games' history leading to the integration in today's sport. Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams), these basketball players didn't just make shots, they made history. In this drama, set in New Orleans just as the civil rights movement was about to send shockwaves through society, Andre Braugher plays a priest from Baltimore is sent southward to teach at a Catholic high school for young African American men. Braugher's character, Father Verrett, is to teach history and stay out of trouble, but before long he's making problems by raising the consciousness of his students. Named as the school's basketball coach, Verrett succeeds in instilling pride in his team, especially when, in a scene fraught with tension, he drives the team bus to a "whites only" diner after a game and insists on being served. As the sports leagues in New Orleans are segregated, Verrett's team will never play the team from the all-white high school that is supposed to be the best in the city. But one of his energized players issues a challenge to the white team, and a real championship game ensues. This all may sound simplistically moralistic, but the film does provide a multilayered look at segregation, and especially at the tensions it created within families when the younger generation sought change. And though the plot's outcome may not be surprising, the film's strongest points are the fine performances, in particular Braugher as the idealistic priest. --Robert J. McNamara
Warner Home Video
PRODUCT NAME PRODUCT TYPE UPC CODE
4 FIlm Favorites: Family Fun DVD 883929129058
A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition DVD 883929006472
A Charlie Brown Valentine DVD 883929150786
A Man For All Seasons DVD 883929199310
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong DVD 883929046461
Be My valentine, Charlie Brown DVD 883929005284
Ben Hur (1959) Single Disc DVD 01269797734
Ben Hur 50th Anniversary DVD 883929178261
Ben Hur/The Ten Commandments - Blu-Ray DVD 883929315963
Ben Hur/The Ten Commandments - Double Feature DVD 883929322558
Ben-Hur DVD DVD 012569676695
Boycott DVD 026359177927
Charlton Heston Presents The Bible 4-Disc Set DVD 883929172856
Charlton Heston Presents The Bible: Jesus of Nazar DVD 883929169153
Charlton Heston Presents The Bible: The Passion DVD 883929168873
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: Genesis DVD 883929168835
Charlton Heston Presents: The Story of Moses DVD 883929168859
Dolphin Tale DVD 883929191697
Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears A Who! DVD 012569799172
Duma DVD 085393898229
Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Editio DVD 883929148516
Fellowship of the Ring (BD), The DVD 794043141522
Fellowship of the Ring (DVD)(WS), The DVD 794043554223
Free Willy: Escap From Pirate's Cove DVD 883929074976
Hometown Legend DVD 883929031276
It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown DVD 085391200635
King of Kings Blu-ray DVD 883929174508
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Deluxe Edition DVD 883929137459
Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl DVD 794043123948
Legend of the Guardians: The owls of Ga'Hoole DVD 883929106592
March of the Penguins DVD 012569736573
Nativity Story, The DVD 794043162718
Of Boys and Men DVD 883929129768
Preachers Kid DVD 883929052318
Return of the King (BD), The DVD 794043131837
Return of the King (DVD)(WS), The DVD 794043692925
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Deluxe Edition DVD 883929135257
Snow Days DVD 883929160525
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Lassie DVD 883929162574
Taking Chance DVD 883929033065
Temple Grandin DVD 883929131716
The Bible Collection Giftset DVD 053939689822
The Bible Collection: Abraham DVD 053939689228
The Bible Collection: David DVD 053939689327
The Bible Collection: Jacob DVD 053939689426
The Bible Collection: Joseph DVD 053939689525
The Bible Collection: Moses DVD 053939689624
The Bible Collection: Samson And Delilah DVD 053939689723
The Greatest Adventure - David & Goliath DVD 014764292021
The Greatest Adventure - MOSES DVD 014764292120
The Greatest Adventure - Noah's Ark DVD 014764291826
The Greatest Adventure - The Easter Story DVD 014764291727
The Greatest Adventure - The Miracles Of Jesus DVD 014764291925
The Nativity Story DVD 794043106682
The Saddle Club: Adventures at Pine Hollow DVD 085393751623
The Saddle Club: The First Adventure DVD 085393780722
The Shoes of the Fisherman DVD 012569517424
The Waltons Season 6 DVD 085391201137
The Waltons Season 7 DVD 883929010233
The Waltons Season 8 DVD 883929051816
The Waltons Season 9 DVD 883929057818
The Waltons: The Complete First Season DVD 085393226220
The Waltons: The Complete Second Season DVD 012569681392
The Waltons: The Complete Fifth Season DVD 085391109716
The Waltons: The Complete Third Season DVD 012569768598
The miracle of Our lady of Fatima DVD 012569756922
Two Towers (BD), The DVD 794043140655
Two Towers (DVD)(WS), The DVD 794043635526
You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition DVD 88392904927


signup for retailer account

register for full access forgot your password

word tv