Hoosiers

86
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Family
  • Release year: 1987
  • Running time: 114 min
Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is a volatile basketball coach with a dark past who arrives in a small, rural Indiana town to attempt to lead the high school team to victory. This group of underdogs needs all the help they can get, and no one would have... read more
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Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is a volatile basketball coach with a dark past who arrives in a small, rural Indiana town to attempt to lead the high school team to victory. This group of underdogs needs all the help they can get, and no one would have ever suspected that it would come from the unlikely duo of Dale and his newly hired assistant coach, the town's recovering alcoholic, Shooter (Dennis Hopper). Under Dale and Shooter's guidance, the Hickory team surprises their town - and themselves - by not only becoming an unstoppable team during the basketball season, but also taking home the 1952 State Championship. Hoosiers has received abundant accolades, and can be found on the top film lists of over 100 movie critics. It has been highly ranked on movie lists created by AFI, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated, and was also chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant".

Original Release

01/15/1987

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Cast

Gene Hackman Coach Norman Dale
Barbara Hershey Myra Fleener
Dennis Hopper Shooter
C.W. Mundy Coach (Jasper)
Sheb Wooley Cletus
Fern Persons Opal Fleener
Chelcie Ross George
Robert Swan Rollin
Michael O'Guinne Rooster
Wil Dewitt Reverend Doty
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Anspaugh

Writers

Angelo Pizzo

Cast

Gene Hackman Coach Norman Dale
Barbara Hershey Myra Fleener
Dennis Hopper Shooter
C.W. Mundy Coach (Jasper)
Sheb Wooley Cletus
Fern Persons Opal Fleener
Chelcie Ross George
Robert Swan Rollin
Michael O'Guinne Rooster
Wil Dewitt Reverend Doty
John Robert Thompson Sheriff Finley
Michael Sassone Preacher Purl
Gloria Dorson Millie
Mike Dalzell Mayor Carl
Skip Welker Junior (as Calvert L. Welker)
Eric Gilliom J. June
Robert Boyle Referee (Oolitic)
Jerry D. Petro Referee (Oolitic)
Sam Smiley Referee (Cedar Knob)
Tom McConnell Coach (Cedar Knob)

Producers

John Daly Executive Producer
Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Angelo Pizzo Producer
Carter DeHaven Producer
Graham Henderson Producer

Editors

Carroll Timothy O'Meara

1987 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1987 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
1987 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
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