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The Way Back ()


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Jack Cunningham was an HS basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.

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Jack
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Dan
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Angela
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Beth
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Brandon Durrett
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Kenny Dawes
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Sam Garcia
Charles Lott Jr. ...
Chubbs Hendricks
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Marcus Parrish
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Bobby Freeze
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Father Mark Whelan
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Father Edward Devine
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Devon Childress
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Coach Lombardo
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Ryan
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Kurt
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Sal
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Sarah
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Sarah
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Anne
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Doc
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Russ
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Matty (Bartender)
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Gerry Norris
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Susan Norris
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Miguel
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Sofia
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Diane
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Sully - Ref #2
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Doctor
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Construction Worker
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Construction Worker (as Manny Streetz Guevara)
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David
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Liquor Store Owner
Joshua Hubbard ...
Lead Referee
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Burly Man (as James Harkins)
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Employee
April Adams ...
Betty
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Haley
Bronwen O'Connor ...
Student
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Student
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Student
Doc Jacobs ...
Trinity Coach
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Gale
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Ken
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Pat
Sandy Fletcher ...
Summit Coach
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Opposing Coach
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Female Friend - Nancy
Calvin Barber ...
Referee
Dino Lauro ...
Fish Scale Operator
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Bishop Bench Player
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Bishop Bench Player
Mateo Ortiz ...
Bishop Bench Player
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Bishop Bench Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Ethan (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Cameron Blunt ...
Soccer Player (uncredited)
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Cheerleader (uncredited)
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Hayes Student (uncredited)
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Dougherty Student (uncredited)
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Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Memorial basketball player #14 (uncredited)
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Eddie (uncredited)
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Face Painted Basketball Fan (uncredited)
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Memorial Student (uncredited)
Dan Gruenberg ...
Dockworker (uncredited)
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Memorial student (uncredited)
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Basketball Fan (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Jessica Ellen King ...
Memorial Student Fan (uncredited)
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Basketball Fan (uncredited)
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Eric (uncredited)
Ana Cristina Mayer ...
Birthday Guest (uncredited)
Abigail Nolte ...
Memorial Fan (uncredited)
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Basketball Player 7 (uncredited)
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Denise (uncredited)
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Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Erik-Jan Pliner ...
Mourner (uncredited)
Sophia Mayer Pliner ...
Birthday Guest (uncredited)
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Memorial Basketball player (uncredited)
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Bar Patron w / Truck (uncredited)
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Memorial Fan (uncredited)
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HS Student (uncredited)
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Birthday Party Magician (uncredited)
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Cheerleader (uncredited)
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Cheerleader (uncredited)
Linda Sirkedzhyan ...
Scorekeeper (uncredited)
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Banner Guy #1 (uncredited)
Bruce M. Stockert ...
Man at Basketball Game (uncredited)
Regan Talleh ...
Beachgoer (uncredited)
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Basketball Player (uncredited)
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Basketball Fan (uncredited)
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Mike Ball Boy (uncredited)
Shantiel Alexis Vazquez ...
Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gavin O'Connor

Written by

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Brad Ingelsby ... (written by)

Produced by

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Madison Ainley ... executive producer
Mark Ciardi ... executive producer
Jason Cloth ... executive producer
Robert J. Dohrmann ... executive producer
Aaron L. Gilbert ... executive producer
Gordon Gray ... producer
Brittany Hapner ... co-producer
Brad Ingelsby ... executive producer
Kevin McCormick ... executive producer
Ravi D. Mehta ... producer (as Ravi Mehta)
Gavin O'Connor ... producer
Kaitlyn Taaffe ... executive producer (as Kaitlyn Taafee Cronholm)
Jennifer Todd ... producer

Music by

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Rob Simonsen

Cinematography by

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Eduard Grau ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Rosenbloom

Editorial Department

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Dylan S. Buser ... color assist
Stephen Ceci ... dailies operations manager
Billy Hobson ... digital intermediate colorist
Ken Lebre ... dailies producer
Yvan Lucas ... digital intermediate colorist
Amy Redfern ... digital intermediate producer
Joe Rosenbloom ... first assistant editor
Anna Rottke ... 2nd Assistant Editor
Molly Silver ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Wendy O'Brien

Production Design by

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Keith P. Cunningham

Art Direction by

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Bradley Rubin

Set Decoration by

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Douglas A. Mowat

Costume Design by

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Cindy Evans

Makeup Department

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Pierce Austin ... hair stylist
Jacqueline Fernandez ... makeup artist
Allie Keck ... hair stylist
Andrea Martina ... face painter
Akiko Matsumoto ... makeup artist
Gerald Quist ... makeup artist for ben affleck
Rick Stratton ... special tattoos
Cale Thomas ... makeup artist
Dana Vargas ... hair stylist
Kristin Wahl ... Hair stylist: Mr. Affleck
Jennifer Zide ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Robert J. Dohrmann ... unit production manager
Victor Ho ... unit production manager
Daniel Paress ... post-production manager
Leslie Rodier ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kevin Lum ... second assistant director
Jamie Marshall ... first assistant director
Ashley Shewell ... dga trainee
Rod Smith ... first assistant director: additional photography
Ken C. Wu ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Brittany Bradford ... assistant art director
Stephanie Charbonneau ... lead graphic designer
Theresa Corvino ... assistant property master: additional photography
Ellen Dorros ... set decoration buyer
Kate Emery ... illustrator
Christopher Hansen ... property master: additional photography
Linia Marie Hardy ... Art Assistant / assistant art director
Jack E. Johnson ... assistant Props (As Jack Johnson) (as John Estel Johnson)
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones ... property master
Michael LaCorte ... art department coordinator
Jane Madden ... set decoration shopper
Joe Ondrejko ... construction coordinator
Alfonso Ramirez ... assistant property master
Steve Rick ... assistant property master: Buyer
Eric Rood ... gang boss
Katy Shirey ... set decoration buyer: additional photography
Casey Van Maanen ... on-set dresser
Amy Wallenberg ... Set Decoration Buyer: additional photography
Crystle Torvinen ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Christopher S. Aud ... re-recording mixer
Richard Bullock Jr. ... sound mixer: additional photography
Mark Coffey ... first assistant sound editor
Craig Dollinger ... boom operator
Mike Horton ... foley artist
Bob Kellough ... sound effects editor
Billy King ... boom operator
Mark A. Mangini ... supervising sound editor/rerecording mixer
Tim McKeown ... foley artist
Bryan Mendoza ... utility sound
Steven Morrow ... sound mixer
Jason Oliver ... adr mixer
D. Chris Smith ... sound effects editor
Aaron Southerland ... adr mixer
Brian Tarlecki ... re-recording mix technician
Byron Wilson ... Supervising Sound Editor

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Forrest Arnold ... matchmove artist
John Grower ... digital compositor
Zach Hamelton ... visual effects coordinator: crafty apes
Jason Howey ... CG Supervisor
Bruce Jones ... visual effects supervisor
Mark Larranaga ... digital compositor
Adam Pere ... visual effects producer: Crafty Apes
Mark Plunkett ... visual effects artist: Hollywood Visual Effects
Marlon Rivas ... compositor: Tracking, Matchmoving
Diego Rojas ... visual effects producer: VFX EP
Jason Sanford ... visual effects executive producer: Crafty Apes
Gregory S. Scribner ... visual effects artist
Jessica Wilson-Silas ... Visual Effects Production Supervisor
Forbes Hill ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Courtney Farnsworth ... stunts (as Courtney Kay Farnsworth)
Allan Graf ... stunts
Craigory Glen Hunter ... stunts
Oliver Keller ... stunts
Br Lamar ... stunts (as B R Lamar)
Tom McComas ... stunt coordinator
David Rowden Jr. ... stunts (as David Rowden II)
Lauren Shaw ... stunts
Sam Bailey ... precision driver (uncredited)
Pat Romano ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Anderson ... key grip
Trevor Beeler ... Second Assistant "B" Camera
Cameron Burrell ... additional digital utility
Jesse Cain ... first assistant "b" camera
Don Domino ... Rigging grip
Matthew Ewing ... digital utility
Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer
Frank Gomez ... Rigging Electrician
Jerardo Gomez ... rigging gaffer
Juan Carlos Gomez ... lighting technician
Rafael Gomez ... rigging electrician
Greg Hatton ... assistant camera
Chad Herr ... Rigging Key Grip
Ryan L. Johnson ... dimmer op
Cameron A. Keidel ... "a" camera second ac add'l photography
Jim Leidholdt ... a camera dolly grip
Michael L. Lewin ... best boy grip
Todd Liggitt ... grip
Stephen MacDougall ... A camera 1st ac
Michael Merriman ... B Camera Operator
Mike Morales ... grip
Jordan Pellegrini ... A camera 2nd ac
Andrew Petroski ... grip
Silas Robinson ... electrician
Peter Rosenfeld ... "A" camera operator
Davon Slininger ... c camera operator
Chris Strauser ... 1st assistant camera "c camera"
Eric Valencia-Hughes ... digital utility
Josh Christopher Walter ... electrician
Timothy White ... best boy/grip (as Tim White)

Casting Department

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Laura Aughton ... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting
Tylre Synclair ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mary Ellen Bosché ... costume supervisor
Paul Corricelli ... set costumer
Matt Dargert ... additional costumer
Sandy Kenyon ... costume supervisor
Jo Kissack ... assistant costume designer
Motown Maurice ... fitting costumer
Natasha Romanow ... set costumer
Cindy Rosenthal ... key costumer
John M. 'Jack' Wright ... key costumer
Alexandra McGee ... specialty costume (uncredited)
Michael McGee ... specialty costume (uncredited)
Alexys Paonessa ... specialty costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael G. Cruz ... key assistant location manager
Raul Esparza III ... assistant location manager
David Ferdig ... location scout
Wes Hagan ... location manager

Music Department

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Bethany Brinton ... music preparation
Luke Flynn ... music preparation
Christoffer Franzén ... composer: trailer music
Matt Friedman ... score mix assistant
Mark Graham ... orchestrator
Greg Hayes ... music scoring mixer
Gabe Hilfer ... music supervisor
Taylor Lipari-Hassett ... composer: additional music
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Hal Rosenfeld ... musician: drums and percussion
Curt Sobel ... supervising music editor
David Yousefi ... Composer: Trailer Score
Joe Zimmerman ... music preparation
Gina Zimmitti ... music contractor

Script and Continuity Department

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Barry L. Caldwell ... additional script supervisor
Emma Danoff ... additional script supervisor
Steve Gehrke ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Erik Coutts ... driver
Nathan Hardcastle ... transportation captain
Michael B. Johnson ... driver
Katie McGaughy ... transportation dispatcher
Oscar Rodriguez ... driver
George A. Sack ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Rielly Alexander ... production assistant
Noah Ballou ... technical adviser basketball
John Burns ... Set Medic
Jubel Chen ... animal trainer
Brian Corpuz ... production secretary
Demelza Cronin ... production coordinator
Adam Davids ... Legal and Business Affairs
David Davoli ... Legal and Business Affairs
Brianna Erkman ... production assistant
Heidi Falconer ... Unit Publicist
Jeremy Fischer ... Second Assistant Accountant
Sloan Fischer ... production assistant
Rodney Fuentez ... Set Medic
Chloe Hales ... Assistant to Jennifer Todd
Cat Horzen ... technical adviser cheer
Brad Jenkins ... Office Production Assistant
Kaitlin Cornell Krusoe ... production assistant
Curt Kutscher ... second assistant accountant: additional photography
Jacob J. Lau ... production assistant
Eddie Locks ... assistant to executive in charge of production
Mark Maunder ... key set medic
Aimee McDaniel ... Basketball Coordinator
Talia Miller ... production assistant
Maureen O'Reilly ... payroll accountant
Emmanuel Pappas ... physical production coordinator: WB
Jeffrey Phillips ... Office Production Assistant
Christopher Rosenblum ... production assistant
Alexandra Rubisz ... Assistant Accountant
Susie Schelling ... medical consultant
Shadia Sepehrnia ... production assistant
Kelly A. Snyder ... Financial Controller
Guin Solomon ... animal trainer
Steve Solomon ... animal trainer
Anthea Strangis ... first assistant accountant
Rose Day Stuart ... studio teacher
Jesse Trinidad ... assistant production office coordinator
Patrick Zapata ... set production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Back in high school, Jack Cunningham had everything going for him. A basketball phenom, he could have punched his ticket to college or even the pros, but, instead, he chose to walk away from the game, forfeiting his future. Jack's glory days are long gone...but, as it turns out, not forgotten. Years later, he gets the chance to take back his life when he is asked to coach the struggling basketball team at his alma mater. Jack reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself, and as the boys start to come together as a team and win, he may get his last shot at redemption. Written by Warner Bros

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Taglines Every loss is another fight. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Has-Been (United States)
  • Finding the Way Back (Ireland, English title)
  • Finding the Way Back (United Kingdom)
  • Out of Play: Der Weg zurück (Germany)
  • Ο Δρόμος της Επιστροφής (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Gavin O'Connor left The Suicide Squad (2021) to finish working on this movie. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #42.50 (2020). See more »
Soundtracks Backsliding Fearlessly See more »
Quotes Jack Cunningham: You want to know why they're leaving you open? It's because they don't think you can hit the ocean from the beach.
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