Hoosiers: Directed by David Anspaugh. With Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley. 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.
Hoosiers (released in some countries as Best Shot) is a 1986 American sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh in his feature directorial debut. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that enters the state championship.
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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. — Kenneth Chisholm. Based on the true story of a small-town Indiana team that made the state finals in 1954, this movie chronicles the attempts of a coach with a spotty past, and the town's basketball-loving drunk to lead their high school team to victory.
Hollywood always tries to sensationalize. In 1986, a movie called Hoosiers was produced; Hoosiers was about a small-town Indiana high school that wins the state basketball championship game against a much bigger school. Everybody knew the movie was based on the story of the 1954 Milan Indians, but the Hollywood filmmakers reflexively tried to make […]
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In the movie Hoosiers, the Hickory Huskers emerge from nowhere to win the title. In real life, the Milan Indians won the title in 1954 not 1952, with a 19-2 regular season record. The Indians had made it to the semi-finals of the state tournament the year before, after the 1952-53 regular season.
6. The budget was so low for the movie that the crew had to hire locals from New Richmond, IN (where the film was shot) to play the parts of the Hickory basketball team. 7. Maris Valainis, who plays Jimmy Chitwood in the movie, was cut four times from his own high school team. 8.
Written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh, the 1986 sports film is loosely based on a true story about the 1954 Milan High School basketball team, which also won the Indiana state championship game that year.