Hoosiers

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MGM Released 1986

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Director:
David Anspaugh
Released:
1986
Rating:
PG
Hoosiers is the 1986 sports film about a small-town Indiana basketball team in their pursuit to win the state championship. Set in 1952, the film is loosely based on the Milan High School basketball team that won the 1954 state championship. Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is the high school's new coach who is attempting to escape his troubled past. After losing his temper and getting ejected from a couple of games, Norman fails to impress many of the local people. He hires the father of one of his players as an assistant coach. When the townspeople vote Dale out as coach, Chitwood (the school's most promising talent who has not yet decided to play) tells the town that he will only play if Dale is kept as coach. Now that the team has Chitwood, it becomes an unstoppable force, making their way all the way to the state championship game. Also starring Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Maris Valainis, Brad Long, and Steve Hollar, Hoosiers was directed by David Anspaugh.moreless

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    In the way it combines sports with human nature, it reminded me of another wonderful Indiana sports movie, "Breaking Away." It's a movie that is all heart.

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    This film's very lack of surprise and sophistication accounts for a lot of its considerable charm.

  • 60

    Variety

    An involving tale about the unlikely success of a smalltown Indiana high school basketball team that paradoxically proves both rousing and too conventional.

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