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Filmmaker revisits favorite flim: 'Hoosiers'

Posted at 7:08 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 19:14:50-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been three decades since "Hoosiers" hit theaters. An Indiana man liked the movie so much he's retraced all its steps, shot-for-shot.

Amateur filmmaker Michael Watson went to most of the sites where the cast and crew filmed Hoosiers in the fall of 85, and then synced his own shots with the movie for a film called "Hoosiers Revisited."

Watson says the movie represents Indiana perfectly.

"It's one of the greatest sports films of all time, if not one of the greatest films of all time," Watson said. "I grew up watching it with my family and, being from Indiana, I played basketball in high school. Everyone can relate to the Cinderella story."

Watch Jason's full story on "Hoosiers Revisited" Sunday morning on Indianapolis This Week at 8:30 a.m.


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