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Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Garrett Hedlund, Jay Hernandez, Lucas Black, Lee Thompson Young, Connie Britton, Morgan Farris, im McGraw, Lee Jackson, Grover Coulson, Paul Wright, Christian Kane, Brady Coleman, Dennis Hill, Rick Herod, Terry Alan, Tommy G. Kendrick, Ken Farmer, Lillian Langford, Jeff Gibbs, J.D. Hawkins, Julius Tennon, Russell Groves, Kevin Page, Spencer Scott, Ray Prewitt, Taylor Rawleys

Directed by: Peter Berg
Written by: Peter Berg, David Aaron Cohen, David Cohen
Produced by: Brian Grazer
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

US: 08 OCT 2004
UK: 13 MAY 2005

Based on the book about high school football by H.G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights chronicles the entire 1988 season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, with football players, coaches, mothers, fathers, boosters, fans and families struggling with ongoing personal conflicts while the team fights for a state championship. In depicting the daily grind of coach Gary Gaines' (Billy Bob Thornton) winning team and the potential destinies of its individual players, the story paints a vivid portrait of Odessa (and places like it all across America) where, once a week during the fall, the town and its dreams come alive beneath the dazzling and disorienting Friday night lights...when the Panthers take to the field. Friday Night Lights illuminates the hopes and dreams of Odessa's townsfolk, who ardently fill Ratliff Stadium's 20,000 seats every Friday night. For the young men of the team, every moment, every play is a chance to transcend their small town and the fleeting fulfillment of a gridiron stardom whose pinnacle may be reached by the time they turn 18.
Like the great and weird Steve Buscemi,the great and weird Billy Bob is always worth watching in most anything.

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"Remember, there's no ME in team... well actually there is, but that's not the point"

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"Boobie Harrases Winchell" -- Boobie Miles (Derek Luke) attempts to get quarterback Mike Winchell (Lucas Black) to crack a smile while lifting weights

"I Don't Feel Seventeen" -- Mike Winchell (Lucas Black), Don Billingsley (Garrett Hedlund), and Brian Chavez (Jay Hernandez) talk football and their future while skeet shooting.

"You're Going To Fly, Son" -- Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) tries to instill confidence in quarterback Mike Winchell (Lucas Black).

"Personal Failure" -- Former high school football great Charles Billingsley (Tim McGraw) is upset that his son Don (Garrett Hedlund) can't follow in his footsteps.

"We're A Tough Team Too" -- Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) is confronted by a couple eager members of the football booster club.

"Perfection" -- Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) gives his team a motivational speech at halftime of the state championship game.

"Let's Shock These Punks" -- Mike Winchell (Lucas Black) and Don Billingsley (Garrett Hedlund) lead Permian to a second half charge in the state championship game.

"34 Switchblade" -- Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) makes a critical play call in the waning moments of the state championship game.



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