Angelo Pizzo

 

Angelo Pizzo

High School: University (Bloomington)

College: INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Inducted 2013

Screenwriter and producer of the movie “Hoosiers”… a native of Bloomington, he graduated from University High School, attended Indiana University and the University of Southern California film school… combined with David Anspaugh to create the 1986 film, which has been rated as the #1 sports movie of all-time by multiple outlets, including USA Today and ESPN, and is widely regarded as one of the top movies of any genre by critics, including the American Film Institute…  “Hoosiers” captures Indiana’s passion for high school basketball through the fictional 1952 Hickory Huskers and is based loosely upon the story of the 1954 state champion Milan Indians...  In 2001 “Hoosiers” was placed into the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” to American culture… Hall of Fame inductees Ray Crowe, Tom Carnegie, Hilliard Gates, Ray Craft and Gary Long are among those on screen in the film… also collaborated with Anspaugh on noted sports film “Rudy.”


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