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Marshall University - Ashes to Glory
Marshall University - Ashes to Glory
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 58min

In one of the greatest and most inspiring comeback stories of all time, MARSHALL UNIVERSITY: ASHES TO GLORY chronicles how a grief-stricken football team rose from unfathomable ruin and despair to achieve one of the most r...  more »


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Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Basketball, Documentary, Football (American), Sports
Studio: Docurama
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

One of the best sports documentaries ever
Richard | New York | 11/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a thrilling, moving story of the tragic plane crash that wiped out the Marshall football team in the early 1970's, and the courageous, uplifting recovery by the families, the team, the university and the whole city. Interviews with people who were there and rare footage of the team and others make this one of the most interesting (and authentic) sports documentaries I have ever seen."
Ashes to Glory -the real Marshall trajedy story.
J. Hartlage | Wytheville,VA | 02/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I, being a former member of the Marshall football team (1967), a 1971 graduate of MU, and had known several of the players who died in the 1970 crash, this documentary tells of the true situation of Marshall Univ. before and after the trajic plane crash. The recent movie, WE ARE MARSAHLL, told the storyline, but not exactly the truth. After seeing that movie, I ran to Amazon to get this documentary that I had seen several years earlier on TV. I am really glad I did. It brought back for me the deserving honor to the team members, the coachs, the supporters, and others who died on that cold, rainy, night in Novemeber 1970. A night I'll never forget.
A Former Huntingtonian Remembers
L. C. Borkowski | Augusta, GA | 12/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Watching this documentary brought back many memories of that ill-fated night. My mother was a librarian at the James E. Morrow Library. I saw the way it changed her, for she knew all but six people on that plane. I attended many funerals during the weeks after. I watched as the team, university, and the town recovered. This documentary portrays the real images and feelings of the time. I know because I witnessed it first hand. I am grateful to Deborah Novak, a Marshall graduate, for telling the story that should have been told long before. A much better presentaion than the Hollywood version!! The story of Marshall University Football, its tragedy and triumphs, is THE life lesson that sports teaches us."
Excellent inspiring story
Jeff Eno | Canton, GA USA | 03/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having seen the movie We Are Marshall I wanted to dive deeper into the tragic story of the plane crash and the teams (as well as the towns) recovery. The interviews were great and the non-Hollywood story was just incredible."