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Was Norman Dale a real coach?
Gene Hackman’s “Norman Dale” was a fiery coach — much different from real-life coach Marvin Wood. In reel life: Coach Dale is an outspoken and sometimes abrasive man. In real life: Coach Wood was softspoken. In reel life: Hickory is the ultimate Cinderella team, a classic underdog coming out of nowhere.
Was the movie Hoosiers based on a true story?
Yes, Hoosiers’ is loosely based on a true story: that of the Milan High School team of 1954 that won the state championship. However, the movie was met with mixed reviews at first by those involved in the actual story.
Who were the Hickory Huskers?
Three of the Hickory Huskers from the movie — Brad Long (Buddy), Steve Hollar (Rade) and Maris Valainis (Jimmy) — were seated at a table together to sign autographs and memorabilia.
What happened Kent Poole?
Montgomery County Sheriff Dennis Rice said 39-year-old Kent Pooled committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree. Friends said Poole had been depressed in recent months over his impending divorce.