(12-28-21) It has been 35 years since the initial release (11-14-1986) of ‘Hoosiers’. The movie continues to gain fans…and anything related to the movie continues to be a part of the experience.

A classic tale of redemption, this film features a volatile coach and a former star player-turned alcoholic leading a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Coach Norman Dale encounters several hurdles in his path: a feisty teacher determined to keep the best player from going out for the team, a town chock full of second-guessing fathers, and a group of undisciplined athletes. Story inspired by the Milan (Indiana) Indians’ state title of 1954.David S. Johnson {davidsjohnson@bigfoot.com}

Original budget to make the film was$6 million dollars. The film received two Oscar nominations (Dennis Hopper for Best Supporting Actor and Jerry Goldsmith for Best Original Score).

In 2001, Hoosiers was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

The film was renamed Best Shot in Europe.


Hoosier Gym and Bob Garner

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