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Rated PG · 114 min. · 1989

Drama

An unexpected late-1986 box-office hit, Hoosiers tells the true story of a group of underdogs who become champions. Set in the 1950s, Hoosiers is about a hard-luck, unemployed college basketball coach (Gene Hackman) who gets a chance to coach a small-town Indiana high-school basketball team. Facing resentment from the community and the team itself, Hackman manages to inspire his young athletes, leading them to the state championship with the help of the assistant coach (Dennis Hopper), who happens to be a recovering alcoholic.~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide

Director: David Anspaugh
Writer: Angelo Pizzo
Producer: John Daly and Carter De Haven Jr.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley and Fern Persons

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