Okay, there really isn’t a Hickory, Indiana. But for those who have seen the 1986 movie Hoosiers, there will always be a Hickory, Indiana. Yesterday as I was heading south on Interstate 74 heading toward Indianapolis I realized I was deep in Hoosier territory. A quick search of the Internet showed there were several towns in the surrounding area where the movie was shot. I make a short detour to New Richmond because that was where the exteriors for the town of Hickory were shot. And from the above picture, you can see a lasting remnant from the movie shot there more than 25 years ago.
Here’s the opening credit sequence of Hoosiers:
From a screenwriting perspective check out Jeff Merron’s ESPN article ‘Hoosiers’ in reel life to see how the real life events were changed in the movie for dramatic purposes by the screenwriter Angelo Pizzo.