Way to stick it to SoCal: New lacrosse movie launches in its ‘other’ hotbed areas


There are no Southern California theatres scheduled to be part of the limited release Friday of the new lacrosse-based movie “Crooked Arrows.” Most of the cities that will have it, in hopes of creating a buzz, are in the the sport’s hotter hotbeds of New York, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado and Connecticut.

Feel left out?

The official website (linked here) reports that it’ll be in SoCal venues such as AMC Burbank, Winnetka 24 in Chatsworth, Archlight Beach Cities in El Segundo, Rave 18 in L.A., AMC Rolling Hills and Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 starting June 1.

Can’t hardly wait.

The movie’s premise: A fictional Native American high school lacross team hires a new coach (Brandon Routh), who pulls them together to get to the state prep school championship game. Cameos are from several top college players in the country.

Writer Todd Baird and producers Mitchell Peck and Adam Leff came up with the story as a “Mighty Ducks”-type movie produced by the big studios in the late 1990s, but it wasn’t really embraced at the time. The financing of the film was spearheaded by former Syracuse All-America Jeffrey McCormick, who met Peck and independent producer J. Todd Harris, who Peck brought aboard.

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