Hoosiers (1986)

They needed a second chance to finish first.

  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Release Date: 1986-11-14
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 483 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: David Anspaugh
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From 483 Ratings


Failed college coach Norman Dale gets a chance at redemption when he is hired to coach a high school basketball team in a tiny Indiana town. After a teacher persuades star player Jimmy Chitwood to quit and focus on his long-neglected studies, Dale struggles to develop a winning team in the face of community criticism for his temper and his unconventional choice of assistant coach: Shooter, a notorious alcoholic.

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  • Gene Hackman

    as Coach Norman Dale
  • Barbara Hershey

    as Myra Fleener
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Shooter
  • Sheb Wooley

    as Cletus
  • Fern Persons

    as Opal Fleener
  • Chelcie Ross

    as George
  • Robert Swan

    as Rollin
  • Michael O'Guinne

    as Rooster
  • Wil Dewitt

    as Reverend Doty
  • John Robert Thompson

    as Sheriff Finley
  • Michael Sassone

    as Preacher Purl
  • Gloria Dorson

    as Millie
  • Mike Dalzell

    as Mayor Carl
  • Skip Welker

    as Junior
  • Eric Gilliom

    as J. June
  • Maris Valainis

    as Jimmy Chitwood
  • David Neidorf

    as Everett
Editing Carroll Timothy O'Meara Editor
Production John Daly Executive Producer
Production Angelo Pizzo Producer
Directing David Anspaugh Director
Camera Fred Murphy Director of Photography
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Writing Angelo Pizzo Writer
Production Carter DeHaven Producer
Crew Ernie F. Orsatti Stunt Coordinator
Sound David Brownlow Production Sound Mixer
Art David Nichols Production Design
Production Karen Altman Morgenstern Production Coordinator
Camera Randy Nolen Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Jane Anderson Costume Design
Sound Bill Phillips Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Ronnie Specter Makeup Artist
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Marc Hairstylist
Art Brendan Smith Set Decoration
Sound Budd Carr Music Supervisor
Art David Lubin Art Direction
Sound Kenneth Hall Music Editor
Sound Mel Metcalfe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Graham Henderson Associate Producer
Production Ken Carlson Casting
Sound Peter F. Kurland Boom Operator
Art Janis Lubin Set Decoration
Production Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Directing Marilyn Bailey Script Supervisor
Editing Mark Eggenweiler Assistant Editor
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Christopher Hackman Second Assistant "B" Camera