Hoosiers (1986) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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.

    - Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>
  • A high school basketball coach and the town drunk try to shape the local boys squad into an unlikely contender for the Indiana state championship in this sports fantasy.

    - Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>
  • A classic tale of redemption, this film features a volatile coach and a former star player-turned alcoholic leading a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Coach Norman Dale encounters several hurdles in his path: a feisty teacher determined to keep the best player from going out for the team, a town chock full of second-guessing fathers, and a group of undisciplined athletes. Story inspired by the Milan (Indiana) Indians' state title of 1954.

    - Written by David S. Johnson {davidsjohnson@bigfoot.com}
  • 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.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm


On an October morning in 1951, Norman Dale ( ) drives through the Indiana countryside...

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