Tag: Gene Hackman

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 […]