5 comments on “Hoosiers (1986)

  1. Hi Tynan!

    I feel the same way about Mr. Hackman. There is no-one else like him. Stand-out films for me personally are The Conversation (1974), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Firm (1993) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). I’ll have to watch the French connection films again. I think I was too young to appreciate them the first time round.

    I know what you mean about the 80s – this era has a very special, often tacky feel to it – but the decade did produce some great films:

    (1980) Airplane!; Raging Bull; The Shining

    (1981) An American Werewolf In London; Body Heat; Chariots of Fire; Das Boot; Raiders Of The Lost Ark

    (1982) Blade Runner; E.T.; First Blood; Mad Max 2; The Thing; The Verdict; Tootsie

    (1983) Fanny and Alexander; Scarface; The Right Stuff

    (1984) Amadeus; Paris, Texas; The Killing Fields; The Terminator

    (1985) Back To The Future; Brazil; Ran; The Breakfast Club; Trading Places; Witness

    (1986) Aliens; Blue Velvet; Platoon; The Fly

    (1987) Angel Heart; Barfly; Good Morning, Vietnam; Full Metal Jacket; RoboCop; Tin Men; Withnail And I; Wall Street; Wish You Were Here

    (1988) A Fish Called Wanda; Cinema Paradiso; Dangerous Liaisons; Die Hard; Mississippi Burning; Rain Man; The Accused; The Last Temptation of Christ; The Naked Gun; The Unbearable Lightness of Being; The Vanishing

    (1989) Born on the Fourth of July; Dead Calm; Driving Miss Daisy; My Left Foot; The Fabulous Baker Boys; Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

    All the best

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    • I wholeheartedly agree. The 80s is hardly a wasteland and I still have many of these films you listed to rewatch again and some to enjoy for the first time. That’s what I always get excited about.

      I’m also curious to watch Night Moves, I Never Sang for My Father, Get Shorty, and Scarecrow.


  2. Gene Hackman is one of the best film actors there has ever been. I see many similarities between him and Spencer Tracy, they are such natural actors and you never catch them acting (if that makes sense)because they just are the characters they play. Hoosiers is a brilliant film, it’s moving, well acted and has a gorgeous score. I’m not a big sports fan but I enjoy this film very much.

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