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Hoosiers 
A great heartfelt triumph!!
3.5/4 stars

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 are outstanding and some of the best acting during their entire carreers.
If you haven't seen this movie because you're apprehensive about "sports movies" or you think it looks outdated, I urge you to pick it up and watch it. I guarantee you'll be uplifted.


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