VINTAGE FILM Hoosiers (Best Shot)

Hoosiers (Best Shot)

Focusing on the fundamentals – running, dribbling, passing – is the key to winning at basketball, especially if you get the right players on your team. Hoosiers applies this principle to film-making, with a solid underdog script and key performers in the right positions: Gene Hackman, as the coach with a checkered past seeking redemption, and Dennis Hopper as the drunken has-been, hit every mark and sink every shot. Based on the true story of Milan High School’s triumphant 1953-54 season and set in the rural Indiana region that gave the world Chuck Taylor. [Released as Best Shot in the UK]

Director: David Anspaugh

Screenplay by: Angelo Pizzo

Starring: Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor Hopper

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