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Friday Night Lights (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 8 October 2004 (USA)
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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.

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Storyline

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 Zac Abrams

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Hope comes alive on Friday nights See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action | See all certifications »

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8 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Friday Night Lights - Touchdown am Freitag  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,269,025 (USA) (8 October 2004)

Gross:

$61,188,085 (USA) (24 December 2004)
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Trivia

Garrett Hedlund gained an about additional 20 lbs for this movie on top of the 30 lbs that he had gained for Troy (2004). He was up to 200 lbs when he'd usually been 155. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film as Mike is going over plays with his mother a prescription bottle is briefly shown with a fill date of December, 2003 yet the movie is set in 1988. See more »

Quotes

Coach Gary Gaines: Being perfect is when you can look someone in the eye and know you did not let them down.
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Connections

Referenced in My Babysitter's a Vampire: Friday Night Frights (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Hand in Mine
Written by Christopher Hrasky, Munaf Rayani, Mark Thomas Smith, Michael Aaron James
Performed by Explosions in the Sky
Courtesy of Explosions in the Sky
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17 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to say that it was a waste of time to watch this movie, but I must at least submit 10 lines of review. I don't know which is more of a waste of time, the movie or writing this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this. Waste of time watching this I just wanted to say that it was a waste of time to watch this movie, but I must at least submit 10 lines of review.

I guess they will block me now from writing more reviews.


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