awards & nominations

Hoosiers (1986)

Dennis Hopper as "Shooter"

Failed college coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) gets a chance at redemption when he is hired to direct the basketball program at a high school in a tiny Indiana town. After a teacher (Barbara Hershey) persuades star player Jimmy Chitwood to quit and focus on his long-neglected studies, Dale struggles to develop a winning team in the face of community criticism for his temper and his unconventional choice of assistant coach: Shooter (Dennis Hopper), a notorious alcoholic.

Academy Award (1986)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1986)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture