The Way Back (also known as Finding the Way Back in some markets) is a 2020 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and written by Brad Ingelsby. It stars Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins and Janina Gavankar, and follows an alcoholic construction worker who is recruited to become head coach of the basketball team at the high school he used to attend.
The film was theatrically released in the United States on March 6, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
A former basketball player who turned down a scholarship to the perennial power house college basketball program, the University of Kansas, now an adult struggling with alcoholism, is offered a coaching job at his alma mater. As the team starts to win, he may have a reason to confront his old demons.
- Ben Affleck as Jack Cunningham
- Al Madrigal as Dan
- Michaela Watkins as Beth
- Janina Gavankar as Angela
- Glynn Turman as Doc
- Brandon Wilson as Brandon Durrett
- Hayes MacArthur as Eric
- Rachael Carpani as Diane
- Marlene Forte as Gale
- Lukas Gage as Eddie
- Melvin Gregg as Marcus Parrish
- Charles Lott Jr as Chubbs Hendricks
- Chris Bruno as Sal DeSanto