It is no surprise that the movie Hoosiers was a big hit in Indiana. Thirteen of the world’s sixteen largest high school gyms in the world are located in Indiana! The gym in Knightstown, where many of the games in the movie were filmed, has been kept just as it was in the movie, and is open for visitors, happy to be shown around by a proud local resident. Even though the movie wasn’t filmed in tiny Milan, the theme of Hoosiers comes from the tiny (73 boys enrolled in the school) Milan’s team upset victory over mighty Muncie Central in 1954. Many small schools remember well Milan’s victory, and cherish the hope of upsetting a bigger school, just like in the movies.
So, it’s fitting that the premiere of the Blu-ray edition of Hoosiers