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Hoosiers (1986) Movie Reviews

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08/18/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A great heartfelt triumph!!

Hoosiers is about more than basketball, it's about American values. The movie begins with cinematic view of the beautiful Indiana landscape in the 1950s, psychologically taking you to where you need to be.This is a film about being an underdog and coming out on top. It's a film about redemption, which every character gets a chance at. It's a film about optimism, selflessness and hard work. All of this is embodied wonderful story.The reason Hoosiers is considered one of the greatest sports more ever is because it's about more than basketball, it speaks to the heart of the American experience. This is not a film that requires a great knowledge of basketball or sports. Anyone can connect with the themes of this movie. The performances of Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, and even Barbara Hershey ...

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08/03/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Could have been better

Hickory, Indiana, is a small town with a fair team. New coach, "Norman Dale" (Gene Hackman) comes in and begins to ruffle feathers with everybody, including the team, with his style of coaching immediately. It is obvious that he is an outsider.

He ruffles even more feathers with teacher, and acting principal, "Myra Fleener" (Barbara Hershey), who is taking care of the school's former star player (Maris Valainis). He also hires the town drunk (Dennis Hopper), whose son is on the team and, himself, is a student of the game.

Despite all the problems he has brought to the team and town, he somehow gets what the team, and the town's residents, what they have been wishing for for a long time.

Ok, the first thing I have to say is that it is very obvious how this movie ends as the mov...

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