Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #403

Movie: Hoosiers (1986)
Plot: A coach reputed for his controversial approach takes up the mantle of readying a small town school basketball team for bigger glory. He encourages a drunkard who knows a thing or two on basketball strategy to give up his drinking and take up his skill seriously.

What Works?
  • The fact that this is another inspiring sports story doesn't make it a usual fare thanks to the town angle given to it.
  • Gene Hackman doesn't look the part as a coach superficially, but when he gets into the act, he does what can be expected of the veteran!
  • His confrontations with the special boy talent, with the drunkard and the school teacher add fillip to the show!
Shows how sports can give a town its name!