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.
It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that enters the state championship. It is loosely based on the story of the Milan High School team that participated in the 1954 state championship .
buy your movie poster here! Deep inside America’s most basketball-crazed state, in the heart of southern Indiana’s Amish/Mennonite country, stands Barr-Reeve High School. Despite being one of the state’s smallest remaining schools, Barr-Reeve’s hard-working Amish/Mennonite athletes have their program on the cusp of a championship.
In 1986, a movie called Hoosiers was produced; Hoosiers was about a small-town Indiana high school that wins the state basketball championship game against a much bigger school. Everybody knew the movie was based on the story of the 1954 Milan Indians, but the Hollywood filmmakers reflexively tried to make the story even better than it really was.
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Based on the real life events of Indiana’s historically favorite pastime — single-class high-school basketball — Hoosiers stars Gene Hackman as the coach of an unlikely Cinderella team in the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s 1954 state basketball tournament.
The movie Hoosiers true story of the 1954 Milan Indians of Indiana. Meet the real Jimmy Chitwood, Milan's star player Bobby Plump. Get to know Coach Marvin Wood as we separate the movie's facts from its fiction.
It will forever be the quintessential Indiana basketball movie. Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) ruffles feathers as Hickory’s new basketball coach instilling the fundamentals of the game. The small farm town’s best player, Jimmy Chitwood, holds out playing but eventually joins the team so long as Dale stays, and the seven-man unit surges towards ...
It will forever be the quintessential Indiana basketball movie. Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) ruffles feathers as Hickory’s new basketball coach instilling the fundamentals of the game.
This was a basketball movie steeped in Indiana connections: Knight. Larry Bird. IU. Matt Painter. French Lick. Dan Dakich. Matt Nover. It was standing room only.