Real Life vs Reel Life
The small town’s victory was immortalized in the 1986 film, “Hoosiers,” starring Gene Hackman.
“Hoosiers, had plenty of real-life drama, but,” said Angelo Pizzo, the scriptwriter, “a great deal of fictionalization was necessary for the
Hollywood feature because their lives were not dramatic enough.”
In an article by Jeff Merron he compares REAL life with REEL life: