|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|
Customer Reviews of Hoosiers
Best Sports Movie of all time!1/24/2007
If this movie does not stir your emotions, you are dead! The awesome musical score is just icing on the cake. I never get tired of watching and listening.
one of the best movies ever! I can't believe that it is a true story! This is one of those movies that you can watch over and over. Not just basketball fans will like it. I love the part where he measures the rim, and the free throw line! excellent m
#1 High School Hoops Movie Ever!!2/16/2000
This movie brings back the fundamentals of basketball that have long been forgotten in this age of slam dunks and money making. The Farmland of Indiana is an ideal place for this movie to take place. It's a must see for old-time hoops fans!