Hoosiers [WS/P&S] [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 3855073
  • Release Date: 02/29/2000
  • Rating: PG
Hoosiers may be one of the most loved sports films, but it has not received the attention it deserves on DVD. Originally released on DVD by Live Entertainment (now Artisan), then acquired by MGM, this disc is lacking in many ways. The image, framed at the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, is an anamorphic transfer and shows a fair amount of grain. Still, even with the grain, the image holds up quite well, especially in the use of color. Reds, prominent throughout the film, are solid and really stand out. The sound, a Dolby Digital Surround mix, is centered up front, but is recorded far too low. It's necessary to turn up the volume in order to hear dialogue, but needs to be lowered when the rousing music begins. The only soundtrack is in English. Closed captions are available in only English. As for extras, there aren't very many. There is only a trailer, which is a real shame, as a commentary or a documentary on actual Indiana high school basketball would be a real treat. It is hard not to love this film, but one is saddened that more could not be done for the disc.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (216 out of 218)

Special Features


  • Collectible booklet
  • Original theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Hoosiers
Hoosiers tells the true story of a group of underdogs who become champions. Set in the 1950s, Hoosiers is about a hard-luck, unemployed college basketball coach (Gene Hackman) who gets a chance to coach a small-town Indiana high-school basketball team. Facing resentment from the community and the team itself, Hackman manages to inspire his young athletes, leading them to the state championship with the help of the assistant coach (Dennis Hopper), who happens to be a recovering alcoholic. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gene Hackman
    Gene Hackman - Coach Norman Dale
  • Barbara Hershey
    Barbara Hershey - Myra Fleener
  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper - Shooter
  • Sheb Wooley
    Sheb Wooley - Cletus
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    Fern Persons - Opal Fleener



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A True Original Tale

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    Everwood
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    Whether there is a disclaimer for this being based on a true story or not, this really is a very close take on life growing up in the Midwest and yes, Indiana. I know, I am a Hoosier. Those from either Coast of the U.S. and everywhere in between have asked how much of this is true to everyday life. Take out the Hollywood, which there is not a lot of in this film, and you have a Hoosier lifestyle. Though people in the Midwest are not always the first to follow a new trend or catch up with the rest of society when it comes to overcoming issues, this film was a great take on the laid back life of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Sports Movie

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    cb1274

    Being the son of an Indiana H.S. basketball coach, I am definitely bias, but this stands out as my favorite sports movie, if not movie, of all time. I remember my dad taking his team to see this movie in the theater and I tagged along as well. Even though I was young, I knew it was a special movie, at least, to anybody who loved Indiana basketball. It still remains very special for me. It represents what high school sports were when parents and politics weren't involved. Now, seeing it in high definition is great! Go out and purchase this movie if you love great sports movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    oldtime classic sports /underdog movie

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    RollingThunder
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    gene hackman is a great actor and shows it as the coach in this movie...esp when he gets angry---just like in the Crimson tide ----When he has one of the best lines in movie history---they're fueling their missles we dont have time to f### around hahaha or when he says mr hunter im captain of this ship- not shut the f### up...ok different movei but same great actor... always enjoyed this film ever since i saw it back in day check it out---

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A moving basketball film about life.

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    Movieman1
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    Probably one of the better basketball films that have ever come out, Hoosiers tells the tale of a small town community that builds a team and takes on giants. Gene Hackman is a tough coach that brings a group of kids together and builds up confidence in them to become men. It is based on a true story of the 1954 Hoosier basketball team from Milan High School that wins a state title. The music score is really iconic and reminded me of The Natural/Field of Dreams. A great 80's sports film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good movie, outstanding customer service

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    2coElliotts
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    Hoosiers is one of those timeless movies that always gains popularity during March Madness. The customer service I received during this trip to the Best Buy on North Academy in Colorado Springs was spot-on. The movie was well hidden but the store showed inventory. The BB associate easily spent 20 minutes helping me look for this movie. That is above and beyond, thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    martini887

    i watched this movie in school as part of a half credit course and it is unbelievable. The music is just stunning and the placement of the music is even better. The acting of the coach, Norm and all cast members are outstanding. The greatest feel-good movie i have ever seen. A must get for all true movie lovers

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sports movie

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    questionmanga
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    This movie is not just about basketball, but the story is classic underdog. You will have to ignore some obvious goofs, especially related to the score and one of the players shows back up out of the blue (see the deleted scenes that explains that). This does not take away from a great sory and feel good movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alltime classic

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    brianb10
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    One of the greatest sports movies of all time. I start to realize how old I am getting when I hear how many of the young people I work with have never seen this movie or even heard about it. Great movie to watch as the college basketball season kicks off and then again come tourney time. Love this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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