You’ll stand up and cheer for this feel-good sports thriller starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). The ancient sport of lacrosse has been part of their tribal heritage for centuries, but the Native American players on the Crooked Arrows high school team are long-time losers. When former star player Joe Logan (Routh) agrees to coach the rag-tag group to seal the deal on a lucrative casino project, he sets out to turn the chumps into champs and, in the process, learns the value of loyalty himself. If the Arrows can learn to shoot straight and challenge their prep school rivals, these fast-breaking warriors may just pull off the ultimate upset and win it all!
- Commentary featuring Mark Ellis, Steve Rash, and Neal J. PowlessThe Story of Crooked Arrows
- Keepin’ it Real: Crooked Arrows Lacrosse
- Native American Lacrosse – A Crooked Arrows Tribute
- The Game of Life, Heart, and Soul of the Onondaga
- Crooked Arrows Theatrical Trailer
My Take on the DVD
The name of the movie intrigued me.As the movie opened and I saw Native American Indians of 1000 years ago playing a challenging game of lacrosse, I wondered where this movie was going to in the story. I was pleased and found such substance in the story and the characters as the plot continued into the present day.
The main character had become worldly and forgot his heritage,honor to his people and tradition. As the story progresses you see him regain these principles and instill them in the high school lacrosse team he coaches. Crooked Arrows becomes the name of the team and the young men eventually defeat the team which has been on the top for many years. It is through hard work, deciding that the honor of their pride of their Native American heritage,teamwork, and commitment that the team is able to pull through to their victory.
The challenge of this team does not go unnoticed by the town and the other Native American people in the surrounding areas as they cheer on the young men in the finals of the lacrosse match. The coach even defeats a developer who tries to take over the land for development.
You will delight in the characters and their progress as their relationships become richer throughout the movie
The movie is rated PG, but for your older children, teenagers, especially those in sports, I feel this is a good family movie. The scenes during the lacrosse games are rough.
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