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Gene Hackman Gene Hackman
Coach Norman Dale
Barbara Hershey Barbara Hershey
Myra Fleener
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
Sheb Wooley Sheb Wooley
Fern Persons Fern Persons
Opal Fleener
Chelcie Ross Chelcie Ross
Robert Swan Robert Swan
Michael O Michael O'Guinne

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Description: Basketball is king in the small town of Hickory, Indiana, so local residents are outraged when the new coach makes a few unorthodox ... Full Descriptionchoices concerning the high school team. But the coach's mixture of patience and toughness eventually wins over the town, and succeeds in delivering the athletes to the state championship. Based on the incredible true story of how a small-town high school's basketball team became Indiana State Champs in 1954. This film follows the controversial outsider who came to town to teach high school history and coach basketball and who was not afraid to make big waves in a small pon ... (more)
Release date: 27 February 1987
UPC: 044005751123
Tags: Drama (11), Basketball (11), Sports (10), High School (5), 1986 (4), Alcoholism (3), 1980s (3), Sport (3), Small Town (2), Family (2), True Story (1), Recommended (1), Dramas (1), Small Towns (1), In2010 (1), Indiana (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Coaches (1), Sort (1), Competition (1)
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