Hoosiers (1986)

David and Goliath

In the locker room before the game, Coach Dale (Gene Hackman) thanks his team for the journey, and the Preacher leads a pre-game prayer.

Directed by David Anspaugh.

Released in 1986 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Preacher
  • character-type: Coach
  • character-type: Athlete
  • action: Pray
  • action: Coach
  • editors-choice: Sports Movies
  • editors-choice: Inspirational Speeches
  • 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
  • primary-occasion: Sports
  • secondary-occasion: Basketball
  • setting: Locker Room
  • theme: Solidarity
  • theme: Motivation
  • theme: Friendship
  • theme: Teamwork
  • actor: Brad Boyle
  • actor: Brad Long
  • actor: Scott Summers
  • actor: Kent Poole
  • actor: Steve Hollar
  • actor: Wade Schenck
  • actor: Maris Valainis
  • actor: David Neidorf
  • actor: Robert Swan
  • 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: Rollin
  • role-name: Everett
  • role-name: Ollie
  • role-name: Buddy
  • role-name: Jimmy
  • screenwriter: Angelo Pizzo
  • year: 1986
  • studio: MGM