'Hoosiers'

<b>The Underdog:</b> Hickory High School<br>
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The story of " <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15007123" title="Indiana Hoosiers" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/indiana-hoosiers-15007123.topic">Hoosiers</a>" is loosely based on that of a real school, Milan High, that won Indiana's all-comers high school basketball title in 1954. The tough new coach ( <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002153" title="Gene Hackman" href="/topic/entertainment/gene-hackman-PECLB002153.topic">Gene Hackman</a>) teams with a reluctant star and a cast of scrappy role players to beat bigger schools in every round and the state's top team in the finals, completing one of the most perfect underdog stories ever put on film.<br>
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-- Rick Porter, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2it</a>
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The Underdog: Hickory High School

The story of " Hoosiers" is loosely based on that of a real school, Milan High, that won Indiana's all-comers high school basketball title in 1954. The tough new coach ( Gene Hackman) teams with a reluctant star and a cast of scrappy role players to beat bigger schools in every round and the state's top team in the finals, completing one of the most perfect underdog stories ever put on film.

-- Rick Porter, Zap2it

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