Hoosiers is a 1986 sports movie about a high school basketball team from a small town in Indiana that wins their state championship. It written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. The story comes from a team at Milan High School that won the 1954 state championship.
Gene Hackman played Norman Dale, a new coach but who had problems in his past. Other stars include Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper (he would earn a Oscar nomination for his role). The music also got Jerry Goldsmith a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2001, Hoosiers was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
- Library of Congress (December 18, 2001). "Librarian of Congress Names 25 More Films to National Film Registry". Press release. Archived from the original on December 7, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20091207100732/http://www.loc.gov/film/nfr2001.html. Retrieved July 22, 2009.