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Hoosiers

Release Date: November 14th, 1986

PG|1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Orion Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

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  • 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. show more

  • The pieces of the drama are put forth like the shapes of the five fingers of a hand, and finally they find a kind of awkward unity that was predictable from the start. And yet, the gesture of it all is utterly captivating, the way a dream would be if it ever really came true. [27 Feb 1987, Daily Datebook, p.74] show more

  • This is one of the best re-creations ever of the early-'50s Midwest. [11 Sept 1987, Life, p.3D] show more

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