Hoosiers (Best Shot) (1986)

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Released 15-Sep-2004
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Nominated for two Academy Awards, this triumphant tale of a high school basketball teams' long-shot attempt to ascend to the State Championship is filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense and breathless excitement! Featuring "fast-breaking cinematography that catches the pace of the game" (Washington Post) and intense, heart-rending performances from Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers redefined the sports movie with realism and frankness that make you believe in its small-town characters and cheer for them over and over again.

Hackman is Norman Dale, a basketball coach whose chequered past has led him to a last-chance position with a last chance team. Made to feel unwelcome by squad members, an icy fellow teacher (Hershey) and townspeople who nearly have him fired, Dale perseveres with a gritty demeanour and un unwavering passion for the game. But winning over the team is only half the battle in a world where small-town teams can end up playing big-time rivals . . . and a downtrodden outsider can rouse the pride of an entire country. As "a well made slice of Americana" (Leonard Maltin), Hoosiers "scores big" (Washington Post)!
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Starring
Gene Hackman
Barbara Hershey
Dennis Hopper
Sheb Wooley
Fern Persons
Chelcie Ross
Robert Swan
Michael O'Guinne
Wil Dewitt
John Robert Thompson
Michael Sassone
Gloria Dorson
Mike Dalzell
Directed by
David Anspaugh
Music
Jerry Goldsmith
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 1986 110:10 576i (PAL) 2 4
Video
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Automatic Pan & Scan Information Encoded
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English for the Hearing Impaired, German for the Hearing Impaired, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish
Extras
Theatrical Trailer
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