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Friday Night Lights

Rating:PG-13 (for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action)
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:October 8, 2004
Running time:117 minutes
Cast:Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Derek Luke, Lee Thompson Young, Tim McGraw
Director:Peter Berg
Producer:Brian Grazer
Writer:Peter Berg
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: A drama that chronicles the entire 1988 season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, with football players, coaches, mothers, fathers, pastors, boosters, fans and families struggling with ongoing personal conflicts while the team fights for a state championship. A town for sale, Odessa, Texas has seen better days--the financial bust evident in its boarded-up shops and broken lives. Yet one hope sustains the community where, once a week during the fall, the town and its dreams come alive beneath the dazzling and disorienting Friday night-lights. When the Permian High Panthers take to the field. In a city where economic uncertainty has eroded the spirit of its inhabitants, nearly everyone seeks comfort in the religion of the Friday night ritual, where the unfulfilled dreams of an entire community are shifted onto the shoulder pads of a team of high-school athletes.

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