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.
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Hoosiers Theatrical release poster Directed byDavid Anspaugh Written byAngelo Pizzo Produced by Carter De Haven Angelo Pizzo Starring Gene Hackman Barbara Hershey Dennis Hopper CinematographyFred Murphy Edited byC. Timothy O'Meara Music byJerry Goldsmith Production companies Hemdale Pictures De Haven Productions Distributed byOrion Pictures Release date November 14, 1986 Running time 115 minutes CountryUnited States LanguageEnglish Budget$6 million Box office$28.6 million Hoosiers is a 1986 Amer
A truly wonderful basketball film with Gene Hackman arriving at a small Indiana town in 1951 to coach a high school basketball team. Hackman's arrival meets with contempt by the town's people as he attempts to instill his brand of discipline to a young team. Of course, when it's discovered why he left New York, it doesn't help his cause as well.
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Gene Hackman is hired as a basketball coach in a very small high school in Indiana in 1951. Everyone rejects him because he’s not from the town. He makes matters worse by implementing a new system which takes time for the players to figure out leading to struggles out on the court and more criticism.
Gene Hackman, Actor: The French Connection. Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves, his family settled in Danville, Illinois....
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. Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley. Votes: 44,019 | Gross: $28.61M. 6.
Hackman's other major film roles included The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), French Connection II (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman: The Movie (1978)—as arch-villain Lex Luthor, Hoosiers (1986), No Way Out (1987), Bat*21 (1988), The Firm (1993), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Get Shorty (1995), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Antz (1998), The Replacements (2000), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), and Welcome to Mooseport ...
In the hugely inspiring basketball film, Hackman plays a disgraced coach who earns a shot at redemption when he molds his young basketball squad into national championship contenders. With the help of town drunk, Shooter (Dennis Hopper, who scored an Oscar nod), Coach Dale atones for past sins by teaching kids how to compete at the highest level.
Hackman is gifted at combining likability with complexity — two qualities that usually don’t go together in the movies. He projects all of the single-mindedness of any good coach, but then he contains other dimensions, and we learn about the scandal in his past that led him to this one-horse town.