Friday Night Lights 2004

Friday Night Lights is the 2004 drama film that documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is obsessed with them.

The book on which it was based, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, was authored by H. G. Bissinger and follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team as they made a run towards the state championship. A television series of the same name premiered on October 3, 2006 on NBC. This movie ranked number 37 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Best High School Movies. The release of the film saw it premiere in Franklin, Tennessee.

Plot: Expectations are high for the 1988 football team at Permian “MOJO” High School in the blue-collar, football-crazy town of Odessa, Texas. MOJO is a traditional powerhouse in Texas high school football, and the community lets coach Gaines know in many not-so-subtle ways that nothing short of a state championship is a failure. But when the team loses its star tailback in the first game of the season, hopes seem dashed, and MOJO goes into an early tailspin. Everyone is ready to hang coach Gaines in effigy, and the team is left for dead. But miraculously, coach Gaines pulls the team together, and MOJO makes a now-unlikely run into the state playoffs.
* Billy Bob Thornton as Coach Gary Gaines
* Lucas Black as Mike Winchell
* Garrett Hedlund as Don Billingsley
* Derek Luke as James “Boobie” Miles
* Jay Hernandez as Brian Chavez
* Lee Jackson III as Ivory Christian
* Lee Thompson Young as Chris Comer
* Tim McGraw as Charles Billingsley
* Connie Britton as Sharon Gaines
* Amber Heard as Maria
* Julius Tennon as Coach Freddie James

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