Hoosiers (1986)

I Play, Coach Stays

Jimmy (Maris Valainis) crashes the Town Meeting with a bombshell: “I play, Coach stays.” The town re-votes and Coach Dale (Gene Hackman) is reinstated.

Directed by David Anspaugh.

Released in 1986 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Coach
  • character-type: Athlete
  • editors-choice: Sports Movies
  • primary-genre: Children and Family
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Sports and Fitness
  • secondary-genre: Sports Stories
  • secondary-genre: Basketball
  • secondary-genre: Sports Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Family Drama
  • secondary-genre: Triumph of the Underdogs
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • secondary-genre: Ages 11-12
  • mood: Inspiring
  • setting: Church
  • theme: Loyalty
  • actor: Brad Boyle
  • actor: Scott Summers
  • actor: Kent Poole
  • actor: Steve Hollar
  • actor: Maris Valainis
  • actor: David Neidorf
  • actor: Chelcie Ross
  • actor: Fern Persons
  • actor: Michael Sassone
  • actor: Barbara Hershey
  • actor: Gene Hackman
  • director: David Anspaugh
  • producer: Angelo Pizzo
  • composer: Jerry Goldsmith
  • editor: Carroll Timothy O'Meara
  • role-name: Whit
  • role-name: Rade
  • role-name: Coach Norman Dale
  • role-name: Strap
  • role-name: Merle
  • role-name: Myra Fleener
  • role-name: Opal Fleener
  • role-name: Preacher Purl
  • role-name: George
  • role-name: Everett
  • role-name: Jimmy
  • screenwriter: Angelo Pizzo
  • year: 1986
  • studio: MGM