The vice president of the United States is making his way around the world and requiring those following him to watch the "greatest sports movie ever made."
"Hoosiers" is the 1986 basketball classic following the mythical town of Hickory (enrollment 64) that takes down South Bend Central (enrollment 2,200) in the all-classes state title game in Indiana. The film — nominated for two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Hopper) and Best Music, Original Score (Jerry Goldsmith) — was played on Air Force 2 as the veep traveled Friday from Indonesia to Australia.
Aboard Pence's AF2 to Australia tonight, watching "Hoosiers," at the request of the VP, was pretty unavoidable with the screens overhead. pic.twitter.com/i4i46uyGXE
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) April 21, 2017
Now, whether you agree that "Hoosiers" is the greatest sports movie ever made or not is irrelevant, what matters here is that the VP clearly has some good taste in cinema and those journalists should be happy they weren't subjected to "Little Big League" or, God forbid, "Like Mike 2."
Mr. Pence, props for the movie choice, and we'll make sure to back you up on the selection, "Scout's Honor."