"Hoosiers" is the story of a tiny Indiana high school basketball team with a head coach with a checkered past - a group that somehow becomes contenders for glory. It's worth watching, and watching again after that.
Wilbur "Shooter" Flatch (Dennis Hopper) is the town drunk who becomes an assistant coach after Normal Dale (Gene Hackman) discovers his encyclopedic knowledge of high school basketball in "Hoosiers." A great movie!
Coach Norman Dale: You know, in the ten years that I coached, I never met anybody who wanted to win as badly as I did. I'd do anything I had to do to increase my advantage. Anybody who tried to block the pursuit of that advantage, I'd just push 'em out of the way. Didn't matter who they were, or what they were doing. But that was then. You have special talent, a gift. Not the school's, not the townspeople, not the team's, not Myra Fleener's, not mine. It's yours, to do with what you choose. Because that's what I believe, I can tell you this: I don't care if you play on the team or not.