The game of basketball was invented by a gym teacher named Dr. James Naismith in 1891 and has since grown into one of the most popular team sports, capturing the attention of millions around the world. Filmmakers have taken notice too as basketball has been the subject of many dramas, comedies, and biogrpahical movies that have attracted some of the industries biggest stars. The latest basketball movie coming to theatres, The Way Back, stars Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck and opens at Regal on March 6th.
Ben Affleck stars as a former high school basketball phenom now struggling with alcoholism who is offered a chance to return to the hardwood as a coach of his alma mater's team. The Way Back is directed and co-written by Gavin O'Connor, who previously worked with Affleck on the action-crime drama The Accountant (2016). O'Connor also directed the 2004 biographical sports-drama Miracle, which won Best Sports Movie at the 2004 ESPY Awards, and the Academy Award® nominated mixed martial arts drama Warrior (2011).
Before heading to Regal this weekend to see The Way Back, try your hand at this basketball movie quiz that tests your knowledge on all things related to movies that take place on the hardwood. Can you go 10 for 10 from the free throw line? Good luck!
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The latest basketball movie to hit theatres, The Way Back, opens at Regal this Friday, March 6th.