Orion Pictures released Hoosiers to theaters on November 14, 1986. David Anspaugh directed the film starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper.
Hoosiers is based on the true story of the small-town Milan Indians’ state title run in 1954. It’s your classic American tale of redemption. Norman Dale finds himself an unwelcome new coach who leads a group of undisciplined athletes on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Along the way, Dale must overcome a teacher determined to keep the team’s best player off of it. Additionally, Dale also has to deal with a town full of fathers who second guess each decision and action he makes; including drawing the townsfolk’s ire after hiring of former Husker basketball legend (and current town drunk). Can Dale overcome the odds to win the big game?
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