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)!
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.