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|This uplifting crowd-pleaser follows an unorthodox high school basketball coach and the town drunk as they join forces to lead their underdog team all the way to the state championship. Special features: theatrical trailer, and collectible booklet. Subtitles in french and spanish.|
Editor's NoteBased on the incredible true story of how a small-town high school's basketball team became Indiana State Champs in 1954. This film follows the controversial outsider who came to town to teach high school history and coach basketball and who was not afraid to make big waves in a small pond. Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor--Dennis Hopper, Best Original Score.
Hoosiers - DVD Review
By: Pete Croatto filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 5/1/2009 5:39 PM
|It’s very simple. When you talk about the best sports movies of all time, there is Hoosiers, and then there’s everything else. Hoosiers stars Gene Hackman as Norman Dale, a former successful college coach with a checkered past, who takes a last chance job coaching small Hickory High in 1951. Despite being located in basketball-crazed Indiana, the Huskers only have six players and they’re missing their star, Jimmy Chitwood, a troubled boy who doesn’t say much. His soft shooting touch does all of the talking. Dale doesn’t endear himself to the locals, dismissing the team’s interim coach and a player in about two minutes during his first practice....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|David Anspaugh - Director|
Plot SummaryBasketball is king in the small town of Hickory, Indiana, so local residents are outraged when the new coach makes a few unorthodox choices concerning the high school team. But the coach's mixture of patience and toughness eventually wins over the town, and succeeds in delivering the athletes to the state championship.