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Hoosiers (1986) Movie Information

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David Anspaugh


Gene Hackman
Barbara Hershey
Dennis Hopper
Sheb Wooley
Fern Persons
Chelcie Ross





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Based on a true story of the 1954 Milan Indians, a coach with a checkered past and a former-player-turned alcoholic take an unlikely group of athletes on a journey to become contenders for the state basketball championship.

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Snoogans 12/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I'm not big on sports films, but I really enjoyed this one. It's the best I've seen.

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mitchellyoung 08/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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One of the definitive sports movies. At times, it is a little coincidental and cliche, but it's impossible not to get caught up in the tension and triumph of the final game. The sheer excitement when the come-back in the championship game begins is unequaled. And that soundtrack...

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Ichabod Crane 02/15/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is simply a inspirational sports movie with underdogs and various people being positively effected by the team. This movie is completely standard but it works well and is well made. There are absolutely no surprises but it is well made and well acted.

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sapien 01/13/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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As someone who used to play on a high school basketball team called the Indians, I can assure you that I heard all about this movie as a kid. I loved it then. And I love it now. Great movie.

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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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