THE WAY BACK – Official Trailer

Academy Award winner Ben Affleck stars in #TheWayBack, from Gavin O’Connor, Director of “The Accountant”.

Back in high school, Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) 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, Jack may get his last shot at redemption.

Academy Award winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,” “The Accountant”) stars in “The Way Back,” directed by Gavin O’Connor (“The Accountant,” “Warrior”).

Gordon Gray, Jennifer Todd, Gavin O’Connor and Ravi Mehta produced the film, written by Brad Ingelsby. Robert J. Dohrmann, Brad Ingelsby, Kevin McCormick, Mark Ciardi, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, and Madison Ainley served as executive producers.

“The Way Back” also stars Al Madrigal (“Night School”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Casual”), Janina Gavankar (TV’s “True Blood”), Glynn Turman (“Bumblebee”), Brandon Wilson, Will Ropp, Charles Lott Jr. and Melvin Gregg.

O’Connor’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Eduard Grau, production designer Keith P. Cunningham, editor David Rosenbloom, and costume designer Cindy Evans. The music is by composer Rob Simonsen.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in Association with BRON Creative, a Jennifer Todd Pictures/Mayhem Pictures/Film Tribe Production, a Gavin O’Connor Film, “The Way Back.” Slated for release on March 6, 2020, the film is being distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated R for “language including some sexual references.”

36 replies
  1. naissa Wache
    naissa Wache says:

    At first glance, I am guessing that he lost his wife and custody of his son because of alcohol abuse. And she comes back as imaginary support who follows him on his recovery journey back to health. Am I wrong?

  2. Gilbert Tibor Jakub
    Gilbert Tibor Jakub says:

    I have seen this today, and basically every clichés from this kind of sport dramas has been collected for this film: self-destructing protagonist, talented kids who has came from a poor families… it was the most predictable film ever..

  3. Arthur Gamst
    Arthur Gamst says:

    You have no idea the pressures of true Faith. I saw no flaws in this movie.. Knowing Affleck’s issues in the past, just to see him finish this movie was inspirational. In life those that use alcohol and drugs as a crutch is what most of us do. We’re in it together. As winners we we support those in need but especially ourselves.

  4. jjf609
    jjf609 says:

    I haven't been a super Ben Affleck fan but the more dramatic movies I see him acting in the more I realize how engaging he is to watch. I wish the director had put the score (winning) as the very last image like he did throughout the movie.

  5. Jay B
    Jay B says:

    I usually try to avoid movies with actors that are political or an activist in any way (couldn't pay me to watch a Matt Damon movie) but I decided to watch this movie anyway and wow, I'm glad I did. What a fantastic movie.

  6. Sebastian Bodnar
    Sebastian Bodnar says:

    As a struggling alcoholic who has lost many friends and a fiancé this movie hit home so hard. Everything depictited is the life of a drunk. All the mistakes, regret, waking up sick , cursing, agony pain. It’s all true. I refuse to drink again. I’m on day 6 and this movie is an eye opener. I’m just sorry to all that I’ve hurt. Especially my fiancé Alana. But I can’t change the past, I will only mold my future. God bless

  7. FBVS
    FBVS says:

    Ben no King's of Batman this actor is a Waste of time he shouldn't got along putting Warners on dirt allowing too much reactions on Hype I hope all this should Band his Universe of Allowing Dc Smearing others going same way that type right There looks pathetic I can Not tell if he's fooling being a Batman lover

  8. Unit32
    Unit32 says:

    I gotta watch this movie, based off the reviews and it being about an alcoholic and a blue collar worker, it relates to a lot people including ourselves, cant wait to start watching it later.

  9. ChrisTopher
    ChrisTopher says:

    At approximately 14 minutes into the real movie he pushes beer from the refrigerator to the freezer and cycles them out to keep them very cold. I thought I was the only weirdo who did that

  10. Toxic Haste
    Toxic Haste says:

    They've made this same kind of movie hundreds of times. Getting pretty sick of it. Ben Affleck' talent would've been much better utilized on something other than a loosely based remake of so many basketball movies already available before this went into production.

  11. trey bigswan
    trey bigswan says:

    “I’ve spent a lot of time hurting myself. I’ve made a lot of bad decisions. I’ve got a lot of regrets!!” I’m only 25 and this line hits me harder than anything!! I’ve only seen this movie twice and well…I see myself in Ben’s Character!!! Tbh I’ve notice I’ve been drinking more in the past week…and have more or less become a functional alcoholic!! Much to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control!!…what’s messed up is I’m typing this while I’m buzzed/drunk rn!!

  12. R S2002
    R S2002 says:

    A great film. What a shame WB did not wait until the pandemic was over before releasing it. Putting it on streaming was the first step towards destroying Affleck’s career and relegating him as a Made for TV movie actor.


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