Hoosiers

1986 PG 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD

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Hoosiers

1986 PG 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD
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High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach, abrasive and unlikable Norman Dale, whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 4.0, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
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age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Hoosiers focuses on a tiny farming town's small high school basketball team, which works its way to becoming improbable state champions. They achieve this by learning to play as a team, as taught by a new coach who has a past and obstacles of his own to overcome. There's lots of emotional intensity here, of the "who will win?" variety. The movie also deals with alcoholism but features the redemption of two adult leads. There's some profanity: A coach asks a referee who has made a bad call, "You got pigeon s--t in your eyes?" At another moment of stress, he says, "Ah, Jesus." There are several sports melees, including a bench-clearing brawl at the sectional championship game. One such altercation results in a bloody injury that requires eight stitches. Strong positive messages include not judging a book by its cover, giving second chances, and the importance of hard work, discipline, and teamwork.

Sexual Content

The coach and a teacher kiss.

Violence

Several sports melees, including a bench-clearing brawl at the sectional championship game. One such altercation results in a bloody injury that requires eight stitches.

Language

The coach asks a referee who has made a bad call, "You got pigeon s--t in your eyes?" At another moment of stress, he says, "Ah, Jesus."

Social Behavior

Working to overcome obstacles and redemption are the co-themes of the movie. A tiny farming town's small high school basketball team works its way to becoming improbable state champions. They achieve this by learning to play as a team, as taught by a new coach who has a past and obstacles of his own to overcome. The townspeople learn that change shouldn't always be feared.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A player's father is an alcoholic who shows up at games reeling and nearly incoherent. Although the son loves him, the father's behavior causes his son pain and embarrassment. The father checks into a rehab facility and appears to be straightening himself out by the end of the story.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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