History Film / Hoosiers

20th Dec '15 7:40:54 AM Pack87Man
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* TruthinTelevision: As cliche as they seem, the final two minutes in the State Championship game are pretty much what happened in real life. The winning shot was hit by a guy named Bobby Plump, who later became one of the leading figures fighting against class basketball in Indiana.
11th Oct '15 1:34:11 PM gallium
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''Hoosiers'' is a 1986 film about Indiana high school basketball. GeneHackman stars as Norman Dale, a former big-time college basketball coach who comes to tiny Hickory, Indiana to coach Hickory High's very tiny basketball team. Hackman must overcome his own troubled past, win over the skeptical Hickory townsfolk, and get his players to believe in themselves. In his spare time he romances Barbara Hershey.

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''Hoosiers'' is a 1986 film about Indiana high school basketball. GeneHackman basketball, directed by David Anspaugh, starring Creator/GeneHackman.

Hackman
stars as Norman Dale, a former big-time college basketball coach who comes to tiny Hickory, Indiana to coach Hickory High's very tiny basketball team. Hackman must overcome his own troubled past, win over the skeptical Hickory townsfolk, and get his players to believe in themselves. In his spare time he romances a schoolteacher played by Barbara Hershey.
Hershey. Creator/DennisHopper co-stars as Shooter Flatch, a former Hickory High basketball star turned alcoholic hobo, who starts on a redemption quest of his own when he becomes one of Dale's coaches.



* TheAce: Jimmy Chitwood
* TheAlcoholic: Shooter (played by Creator/DennisHopper).

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* TheAce: Jimmy Chitwood
Chitwood, who will hit just about any shot you ask him to make. The town is very concerned about getting Jimmy to play, as Jimmy has said he won't be playing basketball for the upcoming season.
* TheAlcoholic: Shooter (played by Creator/DennisHopper).is an unshaven, unkempt alcoholic mess.



* DownOnTheFarm
* DownToTheLastPlay: "I'll make it."
* EverytownAmerica

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* DownOnTheFarm
DownOnTheFarm: Small town Indiana, populated by nothing but farmers.
* DownToTheLastPlay: "I'll make it."
" (The real game actually did end in a buzzer-beater shot to win the title.)
* EverytownAmericaEverytownAmerica: Small town Indiana, populated by simple rural folk who really love the high school basketball team.
* GloryDays: Shooter was once a high school basketball star. The memory haunts him, at least when he compares it to the wreck his life has become.



* RousingSpeech: The "winners" speech gets the SlowClap of approval from the team.
* SeriousBusiness: The people of Hickory really, REALLY care about the high school basketball team. They have ''town meetings'' about them.

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* RousingSpeech: RousingSpeech:
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The "winners" speech gets the SlowClap of approval from the team.
** A short and subdued one that shows what a master Coach Dale is at motivating his team. The Hickory kids walk into the arena in Indianapolis and are awed by the sheer size of the place, and how it dwarfs their little gym. Coach Dale then whips out a tape measure and demonstrates that the dimensions of the court are exactly the same as the ones for their court back in Hickory.
* SeriousBusiness: The people of Hickory really, REALLY care about the high school basketball team. They have ''town meetings'' about them.the team.



* SlowClap
* SpiritualSuccessor: The 2011 film ''The Mighty Macs'' is very similar to ''Hoosiers'', with the only major differences being instead of an Indiana high school men's basketball team, it's a Pennsylvania Catholic university women's basketball team. Still not a bad film though.
* UnderdogsNeverLose

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* SlowClap
* SpiritualSuccessor: The 2011 film ''The Mighty Macs'' is very similar to ''Hoosiers'', with
SlowClap: From the only major differences being instead of an Indiana high school men's basketball team, it's a Pennsylvania Catholic university women's basketball team. Still not a bad film though.
kids after Coach Dale gives his "winners" speech.
* UnderdogsNeverLoseUnderdogsNeverLose: Hickory High didn't, at least.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Buddy and Whit quit the team in a scene that shows Coach Dale will brook no nonsense from his players. Whit later apologizes and rejoins the team. Buddy later is back on the team too, but we never see how or when he returns.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Buddy and Whit quit the team in a scene that shows Coach Dale will brook no nonsense from his players. Whit later apologizes and rejoins the team. Buddy later is back on the team too, but we never see how or when he returns.
3rd Oct '15 4:28:14 AM DaRatBastid
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Coach Dale has settled for a job at rinky-dink Hickory because he was run out of college basketball for punching one of his players.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Coach Dale has settled for a job at rinky-dink Hickory because he was run out of college basketball for punching [[spoiler:punching one of his players.players]].
1st Oct '15 8:26:31 AM heretoeditisall
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** The town of Milan is still proud of the actual team victory this film was based on, 60+ years later.
1st Oct '15 8:24:31 AM heretoeditisall
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** Not that this has stopped the town from adoring the movie despite the massive changes. After all, their town was the basis of a movie with a major Hollywood star. Milan's Dairy Queen has a movie poster signed by the '54 Indians team members and any time the movie gets a new release on home media it's going to be sold at the town's grocery store with a prominent display.
8th Jul '15 6:23:32 PM Philosophazer
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**What's even more improbable? The scene where Jimmy shoots basket after basket while Coach Dale talks to him was shot in one take.
8th Jul '15 5:48:32 PM Philosophazer
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* TheAce: Jimmy Chitwood
21st May '15 6:14:53 PM Sheora
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* AteHisGun: Narrowly averted off-screen. After Shooter fell off the proverbial wagon ''hard'' one night, during which time he'd humiliated Coach Dale and the entire Hickory team during an important game of theirs, he was later found by his son and Coach Dale, unconscious in a field somewhere with his rifle, having apparently passed out before he could use it on himself. [[spoiler:They take him to the hospital to dry out, where he recovers, earning his son's respect for the first time in the process.]]

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* AteHisGun: Narrowly averted Averted off-screen. After Shooter fell off the proverbial wagon ''hard'' one night, during which time he'd humiliated Coach Dale and the entire Hickory team during an important game of theirs, he was later found by his son and Coach Dale, unconscious in a field somewhere with his rifle, having apparently passed out before he could use it on himself. [[spoiler:They take him to the hospital to dry out, where he recovers, earning his son's respect for the first time in the process.]]
27th Feb '15 10:09:04 AM BillWoods
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* YouAreInCommandNow: Dale gets himself taken out of one game, challenging Shooter to step up into the role of coach. After a little fumbling, he does, with some support from his son.
26th Sep '13 3:03:12 PM RatOfSteel
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* AteHisGun: Narrowly averted off-screen. After Shooter fell off the proverbial wagon ''hard'' one night, during which time he'd humiliated Coach Dale and the entire Hickory team during an important game of theirs, he was later found by his son and Coach Dale, unconscious in a field somewhere with his rifle, having apparently passed out before he could use it on himself. They take him to the hospital to dry out, where he recovers, earning his son's respect for the first time in the process.

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* AteHisGun: Narrowly averted off-screen. After Shooter fell off the proverbial wagon ''hard'' one night, during which time he'd humiliated Coach Dale and the entire Hickory team during an important game of theirs, he was later found by his son and Coach Dale, unconscious in a field somewhere with his rifle, having apparently passed out before he could use it on himself. They [[spoiler:They take him to the hospital to dry out, where he recovers, earning his son's respect for the first time in the process.]]
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