Hoosiers (1986)

PG   |    |  Drama, Sport

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A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

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  • Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper in Hoosiers (1986)
  • Dennis Hopper in Hoosiers (1986)
  • Gene Hackman and Barbara Hershey in Hoosiers (1986)
  • Gene Hackman in Hoosiers (1986)
  • Gene Hackman and David Neidorf in Hoosiers (1986)
  • Barbara Hershey in Hoosiers (1986)

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26 June 2004 | Haradrim
Easily the best sports movie ever made.
A movie that defines the idea of the underdogs rising to meet the challenge of greatness, Hoosiers gives the audience something to cheer for. A tough-as-nails coach with a heart of gold, a team of farmboys with dreams of making it to the state finals, a small town pinning their hopes on their little high school - the movie has it all. It is well-paced, and is not overladen with side-plots and frivolities. There are no doped-up, foul-mouthed players, no need for gratuitous "party hearty" shots of the players behaving like hedonists or abusing their opponents. Some sports movies may trade in that stock and be considered "great" for it; this film doesn't and it's better for it. Superbly cast, superbly acted, and superbly executed. A worthy addition to the library of any sports film fan.

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