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'Crooked Arrows,' the first lacrosse film, took a winding path

'Crooked Arrows,' the first lacrosse film, took a winding path

When it comes to lacrosse, all roads lead to Baltimore: That's key to the history of "Crooked Arrows," the first mainstream feature about the sport. It involves a stream of small investors and one genuine big-screen superhero — Brandon Routh, star of "Superman Returns." But at the start, there was just a boy bowled over by Baltimore lacrosse. Mitchell Peck, a native of Richmond, Va., had the athletic epiphany of his life when he went to Naples, Maine, to attend a summer sports camp called Skylemar. That's where he first saw a swift, seductive game played with odd webbed sticks by boys in shorts sporting exotic school names like Boy's Latin, Gilman...

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