Bradley University graduate. Wannabe writer person. Kanye/Drake 2020.
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What makes Hoosiers (1986) a good movie?
I’ve witnessed a lot of Internet arguments and debates in my day, but one hotly contested topic I’ve never understood is the admiration and isolation of Hoosiers. If you say anything remotely negative about it, people jump down your throat faster than you can say "triangle offense." My question is why? To me, Hoosiers is boring, Gene Hackman’s character isn’t even remotely likeable, the team’s players are garbage both dimensionally and hoops-wise (minus Jimmy Chitwood, I guess), and it doesn’t even focus on the more compelling team: South Bend. Analyze why Hoosiers still stands the test of time for so many people, and why it should still be considered required viewing for sports fans.