Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others ... See full summary »
A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.
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. Written by
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Did you think is was going to be this big?
You act like that. You think it's just a game. Something to check off on your list. Know what I think?
I think you're scared just like the rest of us. But I think you're smart enough to see that one day when you look back from whatever big job or big house, or whatever it is that you got, that when you look back at this time, I dare you to beat it. I dare you.
It's just a game.
It doesn't feel like ...
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Friday Night Lights is in my opinion the best football movie ever put on film. It has a realistic feel to it for anyone who's played high school football. It's especially realistic in the way in how it portrays how much high school football means to small towns in states like Texas. Everything about this movie rings true if you've been involved in the same circumstances.
It has a great cast headed by Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Tim McGraw and Connie Britton.
All the football game action looks like you're watching real game footage from a high school football game. If you're a football fan, heck a movie fan in general I highly recommend this movie.
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