Friday Night Lights
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Friday Night Lights 2004

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers...

Release Date:
October 6, 2004
Duration:
118 min
Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Brady Coleman, Josh Berry, Kyle Scott Jackson, Amber Heard, Everett Smith, Brian Thornton, Tim McGraw, Jay Hernandez, Ken Farmer, Tex Marshall, Christopher Dahlberg, Charles Sanders, Garrett Hedlund, Angie Bolling, Lucas Black, Rick Herod, Gavin Grazer, Connie Cooper, Christian Kane, Kasey Stevens, Hugo Perez, Dan Burkarth, Matt Trissel, Chad L. Stevens, Jeff Gibbs, J.D. Hawkins, Ryanne Duzich, Angela Rawna, Turk Pipkin, Marco Perella, Brad Leland, Julius Tennon, Grover Coulson, Lee Irving, Roy Williams, Tommy G. Kendrick, Kevin Page, Gary Vaught, Aisha Jau, Stephen Bishop, Holly Hargrave, Tim Crowley, Terry Funk, Richard Dillard, John Clark, Cassandra L. Small, Lee Jackson, David Johnson, Terri Zee, Joseph Thomas Campos, Katherine Willis, Stacy Lynn Austin, Evan Bernard, Robert M. Clark, D.J. Castillo, Eloise DeJoria, Rutherford Cravens, Paul Wright, Mike Jones, Sunny Byrd, Mark Nutter, Connie Britton, Lee Thompson Young, Morgan Farris, Gene Burns, Richard Lack, Ty Law, O.J. McClintock, Dewayne Patmon, Brandon Tully, Bob Thomas, Bob Richardson, Erik Collins, Richard Nance, John Hayden, Terry Parks, Peter Harrell Jr., Dennis Hill, Russell Wayne Groves, Tiki Davis, John Wirt, Laine Kelly, Dr. Carey Windler, Lillian Langford, Buddy Hale, Robert Weaver, Barry Sykes, Clay Kennedy, Lewis B. Johnson, Wade L. Johnston, Timothy Walter, Robert Scott Smith, Kenneth Plunk, Branson Washburn, Chris Palmer, C. Anthony 'Charles' Jackson, Kippy Brown, Cleveland 'Chick' Harris, Billy Melvin Thomas, Kam Hunt, Gary Mack Griffin, Randy Brinlee, Dan Rankin, Harvey L. Jeffries, Mark Donaldson, Wayne Hanawalt, Sam Austin, Robert Flores, Talon Smith, Taylor Sawyers, Bradley Lisman, Aaron Babino, Dean Baldwin, Ben Bronson, Bobby Doherty, Chris Fisher, Cedric Foster, Corey Hargers, Tavis Harvey, Deshaun Hill, Ryan Jacobs, Nick Jester, Tyrone Jones, Mark Llewellyn, Jon Luke, Robert Nguyen, Joseph Norman, Everick Rawls, Brett Robin, Steven Rogers, Ray Ross, Travis Thompson, Darrick Wallace, Lance Aaron, Kimberly Ensey, Todd Falcon, Ashley Hallford, Nathaniel Holt, Sharri Jones, Frank Mendoza, James Pollard, Clint Quintero, James Edward Shippy, C. Jo Vela, Sonny Villarreal, Stephen Weatherford, Laura Evans, Ripley Lowe, Jason Carroll, Colby Crain, Mark A. White, Jimmy Willden ...
Genres:
Drama, Action, Sport ...
Country:
USA

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Imdb rating: 7.3

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I was flipping thru the channels & this movie was playing & it looked really good. It was a good part & I got hooked but I missed the beginning so I looked it up & watched it here. Glad I did.
Really good movie. I'm not into football, don't totally understand the rules & don't usually like movies about football. That said, I liked the story, the characters & even got into it, rooting for their team & I understood what was going on during the game. 8/10
Great story and presentation.
Directed by Peter Berg, Friday Night Lights is the best football movie to come out in a long time. Much more realistic than Remember the Titans, it shows how high school football in a small town really is and the effects it has on the residents. I grew up in a small town in Tennessee, and I remember football season was the best time of the year for most of the town's residents. Everyone would come watch the games and many were fanatical about it. Football is life to them. Another reason I loved Friday Night Lights is the gritty style it is presented. Football is alot more hurt than happiness, and this movie shows how hurtful and heartbreaking it can be. Excellent acting, Billy Bob Thorton pulls it off as the coach, and Tim McGraw is suprisingly very good as the alcoholic dad that has some high expectations for his son. With great games featuring some unforgettable scenes and an excellent story with heart, Friday Night Lights is worth much more than a Friday night rental. 8/10
This movie was phenomenal in every way. It had incredible performances under a great director with fantastic story to back it up. It tells the story of a high school football team in Texas through course of their 1988 season. Billy Bob Thorton played the coach of the team and gives one of the best performance I've seen him give. he film was directed by Peter Berg who gave it unique film style. He managed to tell this story in a beautiful way. Tim McGraw gives a great debut performance of an ex-high school football player who has become drunken abusive father of one of the players currently on the team. He was almost unrecognizable in this role and he portrayed it well. He, and the rest of the cast for that matter deserve a lot of credit.


Elia Kazan pretty much directs one of the best American films of all time here. Marlon Brando's performance is so good it's scary while Eva Marie Saint makes a fine debut. Karl Malden is also superb, but the whole film in general and cinematography and themes are rich in references to the society of waterfront workers at that time.

Easily one of the classic greats of all time.
Mister Tomato Head says....

Well acted. Gutty realism. This movie has heart, blood, sweat and tears. Well, alot of sweat. Billy Bob gives a wonderful performance, among others. Worth the watch.


It was all right but nothing special.
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Billy Bob Thornton and Tim McGraw are the best things here in this sports movie. Who knew McGraw could be such a good actor?