Watch Hoosiers Movie Online
Published 12 02, 2014
Year : 1986
Release date : 27 February 1987
Genres: Drama, Sport,
Director : David Anspaugh,
Writers: Angelo Pizzo,
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons,
Time: 114 min.
Keywords: Watch Hoosiers Movie Online
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It is loosely based on the Milan High School team that won the 1954 state championship.
Gene Hackman stars as Norman Dale, a new coach with a spotty past. The film co-stars Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper, whose role as the basketball-loving town drunk earned him an Oscar nomination.Jerry Goldsmith was also nominated for an Academy Award for his score.
Norman Dale arrives in the rural southwest Indiana town of Hickory to become a high school teacher and head basketball coach. He was hired by Cletus Summers, the principal and a longtime friend of Dale's. Dale had lost a previous collegiate coaching position after striking a student, so the job is something of a last chance for him.
Like much of the state, Hickory is passionate about basketball. Dale is questioned rather pointedly and intensely at an impromptu meeting at the town barber shop. People are aware that the best player in town, Jimmy Chitwood, does not intend to play on this season's team due to his attachment to the previous coach. Faculty member Myra Fleener warns Dale not to try to persuade Jimmy to change his mind; she believes he needs to focus on academics in order to get a scholarship to attend college and have a better future. Dale has no intention of going after Jimmy; in fact, Dale meets with Jimmy and tells him that playing on the team is ultimately his choice and that he doesn't care whether Jimmy eventually joins the team.
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.