Starring: Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Al Madrigal, Brandon Wilson, Hayes MacArthur, Rachael Carpani
Sports drama directed and co-written by Gavin O’Connor. The story follows Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck), a former basketball all-star struggling with alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team of a disparate high school basketball team at his alma mater, days, he reluctantly accepts. As the team starts to come together to win, he may have a reason to confront his old demons. But will it be enough to set him on the road to redemption?
Family Friend: What’s going on with you? What’s new?
Jack Cunningham: Not much.
Family Friend: I hate the idea of you down there by yourself all the time just drinking.
Jack Cunningham: I’m fine. I appreciate it. But it’s, I’m fine.
Priest: Now, I suppose you’re wondering why I called you over here. Our basketball coach had a heart attack the other night. We need a new coach, Jack.
Jack Cunningham: Is the team any good?
Priest: No. The last time they made the playoffs is back when you were playing.
Jack Cunningham: You’re Marcus, right?
Marcus Parrish: That’s right.
Jack Cunningham: How many threes did Marcus make last year?
Dan: A percentage of twenty-six.
Jack Cunningham: You want to know why they’re leaving you open? It’s because they don’t think you could hit the ocean from the beach.
Student Baskeball Player: Yoh, he just spit backs at your ass, bro.
Opposing Coach: So how do you like the coaching so far?
Jack Cunningham: Great. Getting used to the players.
Opposing Coach: What players?
Family Friend: I heard you’re coaching basketball.
Jack Cunningham: Yeah. Keeps me busy. Keeps my mind off other things, you know.
Jack Cunningham: I spent a lot of time hurting myself. I made a lot of bad decisions. I have my regrets.
Jack Cunningham: When game’s on the line, I want you taking that shot. Why is it so hard for you to believe?
Jack Cunningham: That you’re the best player on the team.
Family Friend: [to Jack] I know you’re suffering. I just want you to be happy again. But you got to want it too.
[to his team]
Jack Cunningham: Keep pressing, trapping, taking charges.
[to his team]
Jack Cunningham: You guys earned this tonight.
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