Crooked Arrows

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Crooked Arrows
Directed by Steve Rash
Produced by Adam Leff
J. Todd Harris
Written by Brad Riddell
Todd Baird
Starring Brandon Routh
Chelsea Ricketts
Gil Birmingham
Crystal Allen
Music by Brian Ralston
Cinematography Dan Stoloff
Edited by Bart Rachmil
Danny Saphire
Sports Studio
Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Freestyle Releasing[1]
Release dates
May 18, 2012
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $13,000,000
Box office $1,832,541[2]

Crooked Arrows is a 2012 American sports drama film directed by Steve Rash[3] and written by Brad Riddell.[4] 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.


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.


Critical reception[edit]

The film received mostly mixed reviews, receiving 42 out of 100 by Metacritic[5] and achieving a 38% (rotten) rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[6]

Box office[edit]

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.

Home media[edit]

Crooked Arrows was released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 23, 2012.


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