Plot – Norman Dale accepts the job offer of a friend, who's dean at Hickory college in Indiana, to rehabilitate himself. Norman was in fact a former basketball coach, disbarred for having used violent ways, but now he would like to come back to teach. He loves his work: basketball requires sacrifice and discipline, both from the single player and from the entire team. The atmosphere at Hickory college is skeptical and suspicious as the previous coach used to have unorthodox methods as well. A young teacher, Myra Fleener, lines up against Norman.
All actors – Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross, Robert Swan, Michael O'Guinne, Wil Dewitt, John Robert Thompson, Michael Sassone, Gloria Dorsonshow all
“Hoosiers” Quotes 5 quotes
“I've seen you guys can shoot but there's more to the game than shooting. There's fundamentals and defense.”
“Don't get caught up thinking about winning or losing this game. If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book, we're gonna be winners!”
“Sun don't shine on the same dog's ass everyday.”
“There's a tradition in tournament play: not talk about the next step until you've climbed the one in front of you.”
“Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team. No one more important that the other.”