Tag: Basketball Movies

Coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) with his Hickory players during a timeout in 'Hoosiers' (1986). (Image: Orion Pictures)

Basketball Movies: ‘Hoosiers’ (1986) with Gene Hackman

“Hoosiers” features Gene Hackman as Norman Dale, a former college basketball coach with a shady past who finds himself on the road to redemption in rural Indiana. Dale accepts the head coaching job in Hickory, Indiana and convinces Hickory’s best player, Jimmy Chitwood, to re-join the team after he quit […]

Nick Nolte stars with Matt Nover, Shaquille O'Neal, and Penny Hardaway in "Blue Chips", directed by William Friedkin. (Image: Paramount)

Basketball Movies: ‘Blue Chips’ with Nick Nolte, Shaq, and Penny

Looking to get your hoops fix without March Madness? Check out “Blue Chips”, a 1994 basketball movie directed by William Friedkin, which features Nick Nolte as head coach Pete Bell from fictional Western University. Bell saw his program fall behind other schools because they were getting killed in the recruiting […]