On this page:
"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.
- also known as 火爆教頭草地兵
- countries: United States of America, United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- producers: Angelo Pizzo, John Daly, Graham Henderson & Carter DeHaven
- written by Angelo Pizzo
- Gene Hackman as Coach Norman Dale
- Barbara Hershey as Myra Fleener
- Dennis Hopper as Shooter
- Sheb Wooley as Cletus
- Chelcie Ross as George
- Fern Persons as Opal Fleener
- Robert Swan as Rollin
- Michael O'Guinne as Rooster
- Wil Dewitt as Reverend Doty
- John Thompson as Sheriff Finley
- Michael Sassone as Preacher Purl
- Gloria Dorson as Millie
- Mike Dalzell as Mayor Carl
- Skip Welker as Junior
- Eric Gilliom as J. June
- Robert Boyle as Referee #1
- Jerry D. Petro as Referee #2
- Sam Smiley as Referee #3
- Tommy McConnell as Coach #1
- Dennis Farkas as Gorilla player
- Tim Fogarty as Referee #4
- Spyridon Stratigos as Referee #5
- Ken Strunk as Referee #6
- Jerry D. Larrison as Referee #7
- Thomas W. Marshall as Referee #8
- Gary Long as Coach #2
- C.W. Mundy as Coach #3
- Jeff Moster as Player
- Ralph H.Shively as Doc Buggins
- Rich Komenich as Reporter #3
- Scott Miley as Reporter #1
- Robert Sutton as Reporter #2
- Ray Crowe as Coach #4
- Ray Craft as Official
- Tom Carnegie as Finals P.A. Announcer
- Hilliard Gates as Radio Announcer
- Laura Robling as Hickory Cheerleader #1
- Nancy Harris as Hickory Cheerleader #2
- Libbey Schenck as Hickory Cheerleader #3
- Brad Boyle as Whit
- Steve Hollar as Rade
- David Neidorf as Everett
- Kent Poole as Merle
- Wade Schenck as Ollie
- Scott Summers as Strap
- Maris Valainis as Jimmy
- John E. Blazier as Spectator in Jasper Gym
- Anthony Bruce as Basketball Fan
- Bill Gulde as Spotlight Blocker
- Hugh Richard Heinsohn as Angry Citizen
- cinematography by Fred Murphy
- music by Jerry Goldsmith
- costume design by Jane Anderson
- genres: Teen film, Sports, Family, Docudrama, Drama
- subject: Basketball
- rating: PG (USA)
- released on (28 years ago)
- some of the awards:
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hoosiers
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
by Ray Didinger
Hoosiers is a predictable David vs. Goliath tale without being cliché. It is emotionally stirring without being manipulative. It is heart—stirring without being mushy; a feel—good film without being preachy. It boasts brilliant performances —from ...
Using Movies to Teach Life's Most Important Lessons by Gary Solomon
Hoosiers is a movie for the whole family. Be sure to have an open, honest discussion after watching the movie. Teach your children the correct way to play the game. There's more to life than winning. TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN: 1.
Under the Heaven Tree (2004)
by William Bridges
The movie Hoosiers is a documentary. Little schools from around the county all came to play in the 5,000-seat John L. Adams Coliseum, built after the Vincennes Lincoln Alices, coached by Adams, won the l923 state title. The hamlet of Decker ...
Heroes, Race, and Gender by Deborah V. Tudor
Hoosiers is an engaging film. Dale is a variation on the good ole boy persona Hackman has developed in other roles: witty, warm, physically appealing. The young actors playing the team are well-cast. Physically they appear to be just what ...
Indiana (in) Decision (2010)
Hoosiers at an Economic Crossroads by Mark Akers
The feeling among many Hoosiers is that our state just doesn't have the physical beauty and lifestyle required to attract great numbers of companies and jobs. But if such things are the keys, West Virginia and Mississippi would be growing like ...
A Comprehensive History by Laurence E. MacDonald
JERRY GOLDSMITH: HOOSIERS David Anspaugh's Hoosiers is a film about a disgraced former college ...
by Jeffrey Lyons
Hoosiers is a beautiful, nostalgic depiction of a simpler time and the triumph of the underdog. It's a wonderful sports saga with heart. How the West Was Won Category: Historical drama.
Turn It Around (2010)
A Different Direction for Your Life by Frank Santora
The movie Hoosiers is a compelling story about the power of belief. In the film, Gene Hackman portrays the fictional Norman Dale, a basketball coach who arrives in the small Indiana town of Hickory in 1951 to take over the school's beloved ...
Reel Character Education (2010)
A Cinematic Approach to Character Development by William B. Russell III, Ph.D., Stewart Waters
minutes Language: English Production Company: De Haven Productions Cast: Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Sheb Wooley, Chelcie Ross, Fern Persons, Robert Swan, and Will Dewitt Summary: Hoosiers is a film based ...
Choose Life (2014)
365 reading for radical disciples by Simon Guillebaud
MARCH Hoosiers is a film about a small-town basketball team that amazingly made itto the state championship. During one tight game,the team coach brought a new player off the bench and into the action. The young lad, who was clearly ...
A Wallflower Critical Guide by Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson
Despite its vast popular appeal, Hoosiers is an insipidly sentimental film, with strictly pedestrian direction ...
by Indiana. Dept. of Public Instruction
The Hoosiers is a literary history of Indiana by Meredith Nicholson. Inasmuch as 1916 is the Centennial Anniversary of the admission of Indiana into the Union as a State, it seems most appropriate that this book should be studied this year.
Comprising Accounts of Political Parties, Measures and Men, and Explanations of the Constitution, Divisions and Practical Workings of the Government, Together with Political Phrases, Familiar Names of Persons and Places, Noteworthy Sayings, Party Platforms, Etc., Etc by Everit Brown, Albert Strauss
The name of the State was formed from the word "Indian"; popularly its name is the Hoosier State and the inhabitants are called Hoosiers. (See Hoosiers.) Indiana Territory. (See Territories.) Indian Territory. The larger part of this region was ...
by Oscar Fay Adams
The Hoosiers ; The Main Chance. Bo. Nicklin, Philip Houlbrouke. " Peregrine Prolix." Pa., 1786-1842. A once prominent bookseller in Philadelphia. Letters Descriptive of Virginia Springs ; A Pleasant Peregrination through ...
Being a Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts
The Hoosiers are then bound or plaited, and the handle is finished. Of late years much ingenuity has been exercised in devising forms of baskets for the carriage of fruit to market in packages of size proportioned to the character of the fruit.
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Hoosiers
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Photos about Hoosiers
Click on an item to view that photo:
Quotes about Hoosiers
If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers hoping to better their odds for success in life, I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading. (Richard Lugar)
more quotes about hoosiers...
Scrabble value of H4O1O1S1I1E1R1S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of Hoosiers to see it in context!