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Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

Summary: Odessa, Texas, is a small, town in Texas. Racially divided and economically dying, there is one night that gives the town something to live for: Friday Night. The Permian Panthers have a big winning tradition in Texas high school football, led by QB Mike Winchell and superstar tailback Boobie Miles, but all is not well, as Boobie suffers a career-ending injury in the first game of the season. Hope is lost among citizens in Odessa, and for the team, but Coach Gary Gaines, who believes that "Perfection is being able to look your friends in the eye and know you did everything you could not to let them down", is somehow able to help the team rise up from the ashes and make a huge season comeback. Now on their way to state, the Panthers must go out and be perfect, because they may never matter this much for the rest of their lives.
Runtime: 118 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 18, 2005
Director Credit
Josh Pate Director
Peter Berg Director
Writer Credit
Buzz Bissinger Book "Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, And A Dream"
David Aaron Cohen Screenplay
Peter Berg Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Billy Bob Thornton Coach Gary Gaines
Derek Luke Boobie Miles
Jay Hernandez Brian Chavez
Lucas Black Mike Winchell
Cast Credit
Amber Heard Maria
Connie Britton Sharon Gaines
Connie Cooper Mrs. Winchell
Garrett Hedlund Don Billingsley
Grover Coulson L.V. Miles
Kasey Stevens Flippy
Lee Jackson Ivory Christian
Lee Thompson Young Chris Comer
Morgan Farris Jennifer Gaines
Ryanne Duzich Melissa
Tim McGraw Charles Billingsley
Producer Credit
Brian Grazer Producer
David Bernardi Associate Producer
David Hudgins Co-Executive Producer
James Whitaker Executive Producer
John Cameron Executive Producer
Robert Graf Co-Producer
Sarah Aubrey Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: