|Directed by||Steve Rash|
|Produced by||Adam Leff
J. Todd Harris
|Written by||Brad Riddell
|Music by||Brian Ralston|
|Edited by||Bart Rachmil
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
|May 18, 2012|
Crooked Arrows is a 2012 American sports drama film directed by Steve Rash and written by Brad Riddell. The story is centered on a Native American (Haudenosaunee) lacrosse team making its way through a prep school league tournament in Upstate New York.
A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan is eager to modernize his reservation's casino by expanding on the land of his ancestors, but first he must prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman. The Chairman will only grant Joe's request on the condition that he meets his challenge - coaching the reservation's struggling high school lacrosse team, which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the Prep School league. Joe reluctantly accepts, only to soon realize the challenge will require a leadership he had forfeited years ago as a star lacrosse player. Lost on how to reach his players, Joe finds that the answer lies deep in the traditional cultural heritage of the sport. Gaining the respect of his team, Joe helps them restore pride and return the game of lacrosse to their people.
- Brandon Routh as Joe Logan
- Chelsea Ricketts as Nadie Logan
- Gil Birmingham as Ben Logan
- Crystal Allen as Julie Gifford
- Jack Vandervelde as Toby Gifford
- Michael Hudson as Reed
- Lee Cunningham as Mrs. Logan (mother)
- Jartivius Thompson III as Dane the Janitor
The film features cameo appearances by Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse coach John Desko, women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait, referee Bill Doherty, lacrosse stars Paul Rabil, Zack Greer and Brodie Merrill.
In its opening weekend the film grossed $257,364 in 55 theaters, ranking at #24. By the end of its run, Crooked Arrows grossed $1,832,541 domestically.
Crooked Arrows was released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 23, 2012.
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