Crooked Arrows

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Lacrosse returns to its Native American roots in this spirited drama about a ragtag high school team and its flawed manager - who must somehow chart a path to victory and redemption. The boss (Brandon Routh) of a sleazy casino on an Indian reservation wants to expand the business, but requires the approval of the tribal council, led by his estranged father (Gil Birmingham). Seeing an opportunity for his worldly son to reconnect with his heritage, Dad demands that he return home to coach the lacrosse team and "restore pride to our game." Directed by Steve Rash, the film includes some thrilling moments on the lacrosse pitch as it builds to a David-vs.-Goliath climax.

Watch out for: Intense contact-sports violence, brief rear locker-room nudity, some sexual innuendo, and a few crude terms.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is A-III - adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 - parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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