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Friday Night Lights -- 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.
Friday Night Lights -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Buzz Bissinger (book)
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Release Date:
8 October 2004 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hope comes alive See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Billy Bob Thornton ... Coach Gary Gaines

Lucas Black ... Mike Winchell

Garrett Hedlund ... Don Billingsley

Derek Luke ... Boobie Miles

Jay Hernandez ... Brian Chavez

Lee Jackson ... Ivory Christian

Lee Thompson Young ... Chris Comer

Tim McGraw ... Charles Billingsley

Grover Coulson ... L.V. Miles

Connie Britton ... Sharon Gaines

Connie Cooper ... Mrs. Winchell

Kasey Stevens ... Flippy

Ryanne Duzich ... Melissa

Amber Heard ... Maria

Morgan Farris ... Jennifer Gaines

Laine Kelly ... Comer's Girlfriend
Gavin Grazer ... Trapper

Turk Pipkin ... Skip Baldwin
Carey Windler ... Dr. Rogers (as Dr. Carey Windler)

Tommy G. Kendrick ... Odessa Doctor

Brad Leland ... John Aubrey
Lillian Langford ... Nancy Aubrey

Christian Kane ... Brian

Buddy Hale ... Booster

Ken Farmer ... Booster

Marco Perella ... Booster

Eloise DeJoria ... Booster (as Eloise Dejoria)
Robert Weaver ... Booster

Katherine Willis ... Booster Wife

Angie Bolling ... Booster Wife
Charles Sanders ... Buddy's Burger Manager
Barry Sykes ... Permian Play-by-Play Announcer
Clay Kennedy ... Permian Color Announcer
Lewis B. Johnson ... Carter Play-By-Play Announcer

J.D. Hawkins ... Carter Play-By-Play Announcer

Bob Thomas ... Slammin' Sammy (as B.T. Stone)
Wade L. Johnston ... Coach Miller
Rick Herod ... Coach McCutcheon

Paul Wright ... Coach Belew (as Paul Mitchell Wright)

Julius Tennon ... Coach James

Dennis Hill ... Coach Harper
Timothy Walter ... Coach Vonner
Robert Scott Smith ... Coach Smith
Kenneth Plunk ... Coach Plunk

Josh Berry ... Coach Campbell
Branson Washburn ... Coach Washburn
David Johnson ... Coach Johnson

John Hayden ... Permian Booth Coach
Chris Palmer ... Permian Booth Coach
Kyle Scott Jackson ... Carter Booth Coach
C. Anthony 'Charles' Jackson ... Carter Booth Coach
Kippy Brown ... Carter Booth Coach
Cleveland 'Chick' Harris ... Carter Booth Coach
Billy Melvin Thomas ... Carter Assistant Coach
Kam Hunt ... Carter Assistant Coach (as Kammerin Hunt)
Roy Williams ... Midland Lee Assistant Coach
Gary Mack Griffin ... Midland High School Coach
Randy Brinlee ... Marshall Game Referee
Dan Rankin ... Cooper Game End Zone Official
Timothy F. Crowley ... Carter Game Referee (as Tim Crowley)
Harvey L. Jeffries ... Carter Game Official

Tiki Davis ... Carter Co-Captain Baird
Everett Smith ... Carter Quarterback Whitaker
Ty Law ... Carter Wide Receiver Graf
Christopher Dahlberg ... Clancy Kent (as Chris Dahlberg)
Peter Harrell Jr. ... C.C. Russeau

Kevin Page ... John Wilkins

Brady Coleman ... Jerald McClary

Stephen Bishop ... Loie Harris
Bob Richardson ... Marvin Edwards
Mark Donaldson ... State Trooper

Aisha Jau ... Cheerleader (as Aisha Schliessler)
Evan Bernard ... Drunk Driver
Rutherford Cravens ... Kansas Wesleyan Recruiter
Wayne Hanawalt ... Kansas Wesleyan Recruiter

Brian Thornton ... Recruiter
Sam Austin ... Recruiter
Mark Nutter ... Recruiter
Jeff Gibbs ... Journalist Jim
Richard Dillard ... Reporter
Robert Flores ... Reporter

Terry Dale Parks ... Skip Baldwin's Cameraman (as Terry Parks)
Talon Smith ... Young Kid
Taylor Sawyers ... Young Kid
Bradley Lisman ... Young Kid
Richard Nance ... Buzzard
Aaron Babino ... Football Player

Dean Baldwin ... Football Player
Ben Bronson ... Football Player
Sunny Byrd ... Football Player
John Clark ... Football Player
Bobby Doherty ... Football Player
Chris Fisher ... Football Player
Cedric Foster ... Football Player
Corey Hargers ... Football Player
Tavis Harvey ... Football Player
Deshaun Hill ... Football Player
Ryan Jacobs ... Football Player
Nick Jester ... Football Player
Mike Jones ... Football Player
Tyrone Jones ... Football Player
Mark Llewellyn ... Football Player
Jon Luke ... Football Player
O.J. McClintock ... Football Player

Robert Van ... Football Player (as Robert Nguyen)
Joseph Norman ... Football Player
Dewayne Patmon ... Football Player
Everick Rawls ... Football Player
Brett Robin ... Football Player
Steven Rogers ... Football Player
Ray Ross ... Football Player
Chad L. Stevens ... Football Player

Travis Thompson ... Football Player
Matt Trissel ... Football Player
Brandon Tully ... Football Player
Darrick Wallace ... Football Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lance Aaron ... Backup Quaterback #11 (uncredited)

Leila Almas ... Buddy's Burgers Chick (uncredited)
Stacy Lynn Austin ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Crystal Brown-Tatum ... Sideline Journalist (uncredited)

Dan Burkarth ... WalMart Buyer (uncredited)
Gene Burns ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Joseph T. Campos ... Football Player (uncredited)
Jason Carroll ... Back Up QB (uncredited)
D.J. Castillo ... High School Student (uncredited)
Robert M. Clark ... Burger Joint Customer (uncredited)
Erik Collins ... Reporter (uncredited)
Catherine Cooper ... Football Player's Mom (uncredited)

Colby Crain ... Student (uncredited)

Kimberly Ensey ... Rocker Chick (uncredited)

Laura Evans ... Daphne Girl (uncredited)
Todd Falcon ... Paramedic (uncredited)

Terry Funk ... Fan (uncredited)

Russell Wayne Groves ... Football Player (uncredited)

Ashley Hallford ... Football Player's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Holly Hargrave ... Tiffany, Waitress at Buddy Burger Restaurant (uncredited)

Nathaniel Holt ... Football Player #83 (uncredited)
Lee Irving ... Gibson - Odessa Alumnus (uncredited)
Sharri Jones ... Hottie with Boobie Miles (uncredited)
Tiffany Lang ... Customer (uncredited)
Tex Marshall ... Unnamed Team Fan&Trucker / Diner (uncredited)

Ric Mendoza ... Airport Employee (uncredited)

Hugo Perez ... Janitor (uncredited)
James Pollard ... Assistant Coach (uncredited)
Clint Quintero ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Angela Rawna ... Carter Parent (uncredited)

James Edward Shippy ... Football Player (uncredited)
Cassandra L. Small ... Carter Parent (uncredited)

Jason Starritt ... Extra (uncredited)
Gary Vaught ... Football Official (uncredited)
C. Jo Vela ... Onfield Reporter (uncredited)
Sonny Villarreal ... Parker (uncredited)
Stephen Weatherford ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Mark A. White ... Permian Panthers Fan (uncredited)
Jimmy Willden ... Football Player #5 (uncredited)
John Wirt ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)

Terri Zee ... Angry Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Berg 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Buzz Bissinger (book "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream") (as H.G. Bissinger)

David Aaron Cohen (screenplay) and
Peter Berg (screenplay)

Produced by
Sarah Aubrey .... associate producer
David Bernardi .... associate producer
John Cameron .... executive producer
Robert Graf .... co-producer
Brian Grazer .... producer
David Hudgins .... co-executive producer
James Whitaker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Explosions in the Sky 
Brian Reitzell 
David Torn 
 
Cinematography by
Tobias A. Schliessler (director of photography) (as Tobias Schliessler)
 
Film Editing by
Gabrielle Fasulo (documentary segment)
Colby Parker Jr. 
Susan Rash 
David Rosenbloom 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Sharon Seymour 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
 
Set Decoration by
Carla Curry 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Matheson 
 
Makeup Department
Melizah Anguiano .... hair stylist (as Melizah Schmidt)
Troy Breeding .... head makeup artist
Jacenda Burkett .... second makeup artist
Chelsea Carpenter .... hair stylist (as Chelsey M. Carpenter)
Carol F. Doran .... wig stylist
Becki Drake .... key makeup artist
Lynne K. Eagan .... makeup artist: Mr. Thornton and Mr. McGraw (as Lynne Eagan)
Melissa Forney .... key hair stylist
Roxie Hodenfield .... hair department head (as Roxie Norman)
Charmaine Richards .... hair stylist
Janet Tallent-Dickson .... additional makeup artist
Joani Yarbrough .... hair stylist: Mr. Thornton and Mr. McGraw
Charles Yusko .... hair stylist (as Charles E. Yusko)
Carol F. Doran .... wig maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production supervisor
Peter Oillataguerre .... executive in charge of production
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
John G. Scotti .... unit production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Graf .... second unit director
Eric Heffron .... first assistant director
Michael J. Moore .... second assistant director (as Michael Moore)
David K. Riebel .... second second assistant director (as David Riebel)
Roberta Riordan .... second second assistant director: second unit
Amy Schmidt .... second assistant director: second unit
John G. Scotti .... first assistant director: second unit
Marvin Williams .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Steve Allen .... carpenter
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Ronn Basquette .... set designer
Amy Bell .... assistant props
Brad Blei .... set dresser
Richard K. Buoen .... storyboard artist
Lance Cheatham .... set dresser
Dirk Clark .... carpenter
Dennis Collins .... painter
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
April Crump .... set dresser
Eddie de la Rosa .... assistant set dresser
Craig Denham .... graphic designer
Patricia Dillon .... draper
Derek Drewes .... carpenter
Douglas Fox .... property master
William F. Gambill .... stand-by painter: reshoots
Sonia L. Garcia .... stand-by painter (as L. Sonia Garcia)
Erick Garibay .... assistant property master: second unit
Erick Garibay .... assistant props
Shellie Gillespie .... art department coordinator
Juliet Guimont .... scenic artist
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Christopher Martin .... lead greens
David Menefee .... shop foreman
King Orba .... property master: second unit (as Mark Wallace)
Jorge Paris .... art department assistant
Shane Patrick .... set dresser
Virle S. Reid .... property master: second unit
Virle S. Reid .... set dresser
Steve Sawhill .... lead man
Marvin Schroeder .... props
Charles Seale .... construction gangboss
Randy Severs .... general foreman
Rob Simons .... set designer
Corissa Smith .... scenic artist
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master
Gabriella Villarreal .... assistant set decorator
Tom Ward .... construction coordinator
Michael E. Wilks .... on-set dresser (as Michael Wilks)
Gary Wimmer .... lead scenic
Koen Wooten .... set dresser
Forest Myers .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kyle Alexander .... post-production sound assistant
C. Douglas Cameron .... boom operator: additional photography
Jeremiah Clifton .... adr engineer
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator
David O. Daniel .... sound mixer: second unit
Thadd Day .... second boom operator
Yann Delpuech .... sound designer
Yann Delpuech .... sound effects editor
Derrick Espino .... sound production assistant
Robert Grieve .... adr editor
Eric Harwood .... sound recordist
Craig Henighan .... co-supervising sound editor
Richard Jory .... ProTools engineer
Richard Jory .... assistant sound engineer
Richard Jory .... sound recordist
Darren King .... dialogue editor
Gregory King .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregory King .... supervising sound editor
E. Niles Klein .... sound editorial technical consultant
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Jim MacMorran .... additional adr recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant
Tim Nagle .... adr engineer
Barbara Noren .... sound production assistant
Whit Norris .... sound mixer
Hari Ryatt .... foley editor
Joel Shryack .... co-supervising sound editor
Scott Solan .... boom operator
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Tom Sturgis .... second boom operator
Tom Sturgis .... sound utility
Meg Taylor .... first assistant sound editor
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Dan Yale .... foley supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Matt Boatright-Simon .... paint/roto artist
Emmet Kane .... special effects coordinator
Beverly McCord .... special effects technician
Marc McCord .... special effects technician
James W. McCormick .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Akers .... compositor (as Daniel Dalton Akers)
Erik Akutagawa .... scan/record manager
Tony Barraza .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Lee Berger .... visual effects executive producer
Justin Blaustein .... flame artist
James Bluma .... visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues
Matt Boatright-Simon .... rotoscope and paint artist
Jennifer Bourne .... lead rotoscope artist
Brigitte Bourque .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Carolyn Brooks .... matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Nathan Brunskill .... Inferno assistant: Rhythm & Hues
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor
Ean Carr .... digital compositor
Jeffrey Castel De Oro .... digital compositor
Sheri Cruz .... rotoscope and paint artist
Jai Dadlani .... compositor
Payal Dani .... compositor
John 'D.J.' Des Jardin .... on-set visual effects supervisor (as John 'DJ' Desjardin)
Pauline Duvall .... compositor: Rhythm & Hues (as Pauline Wu Duvall)
Mike Frevert .... compositor
Bill Georgiou .... compositor
Lisa Goldberg .... visual effects producer
Don Greenberg .... Inferno artist: Rhythm & Hues
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Benjamin Hardy .... software and technology: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Anthony Harris .... digital color timer: Rhythm & Hues
John Heller .... lead Inferno artist
John Heller .... lead compositor
Veronica Hernandez .... digital paint and rotoscope artist
Shweta Hirani .... compositor
Phil Holland .... scan-, record-, color coordinator
Richard E. Hollander .... senior visual effects supervisor (as Richard Hollander)
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Mark Hopper .... rotoscope and paint artist
Jen Howard .... compositor (as Jennifer Ann Howard)
Patrick D. Hurd .... digital effects coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
Sean Hyunin Lee .... compositor (as Sean Lee)
Marvin Jones .... rotoscope and paint artist
Doug Juhn .... designer: montage
Kamalakkannan .... compositor (as Kamalakanna Vairakanna)
Perry Kass .... compositor
Matt Kelly .... compositor
Karen Klein .... rotoscope and paint artist
Gene Kozicki .... digital production manager
Mukesh Kumar .... compositor
Mukesh Kumar .... digital compositor
Harry Lam .... compositing supervisor (as Hoiyue Harry Lam)
Frank Maurer .... compositor
L. Patrick McCormack .... production manager: Rhythm & Hues, India
Jeff McLean .... compositor
Lori C. Miller .... digital compositor
Tim Miller .... compositing supervisor: montage (as Timothy I. Miller)
Shawn Monaghan .... rotoscope and paint artist
Chirag Nagpal .... compositor
Jeremy Nelligan .... digital compositor
Jeff Olm .... Inferno artist: Rhythm & Hues
Elam Parithi .... digital compositor
Michael Pecchia .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Steve Pimental .... visual effects coordinator (as Steven Pimental)
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital compositor (as Laurie Powers)
Alan Precourt .... digital compositor
Prabhakar Putta .... compositor
Erin Ramos .... pipeline setup
Satish Ratakonda .... compositor
Jonathan Robinson .... compositing supervisor: Rhythm & Hues, India
Marc Rubone .... digital compositor
Josh Saeta .... compositor (as Joshua Saeta)
Joe Salazar .... compositor
Seshaprasad .... digital production coordinator: Rhythm & Hues, India (as Annapragada Rajaroao Seshaprasad)
Amit Sharma .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues, India
Jas Shelton .... visual effects cinematographer
Cybele Sierra .... digital compositor
Fred Simon .... systems support: Rhythm & Hues
David Sweeney .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Jateen Thakkar .... compositor
Pragti Wadhwa .... prep/paint artist (as Pragti Wandhwa)
Diana Marie Wells .... rotoscope and paint artist (as Diana Wells)
Jeff Wells .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Matthew T. Wilson .... compositor
Serkan Zelzele .... compositor
Achint Bansal .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Brandon Craig .... render supervisor: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Harrison Hays .... render coordinator: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jeremy Dunn .... stunt double: Garrett Hedlund
Lena Fennema .... stunt double
David Flournoy .... stunt performer
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Derek Graf .... stunts
Julie Krystina .... stunt coordinator
James LaVitola .... stunts (as James La Vitola)
Bonnie Morgan .... stunt performer
Kevin Reid .... stunt double: Lucas Black
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Christopher Robbins .... stunts
Christie Sanders .... stunts
Brad M. Sorenson .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Troy Anderson .... electrician
Roger Basquette .... digital video assist operator
Stephen Beasley .... electrician
Murray K. Campbell .... gaffer: second unit
Cheryl Clarson .... rigging electrician
Peter Clarson .... chief rigging gaffer
Dennis Clay .... dolly grip: b camera
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera: third camera
Eric Damazio .... grip
Andy deBruyn .... grip
Sean Devine .... dolly grip
Rolf Eberlein .... electrician
Kurt Grossi .... key grip
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... camera loader
Jeff Howison .... electrician
Steve Hurson .... first assistant camera: additional photography
John Johns .... video playback supervisor
Matthew King .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... key dolly grip
John L. Lewis .... rigging grip
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... grip
David Luckenbach .... Steadicam operator
David Luckenbach .... camera operator
Billy MacTavish .... grip
Scott Magruder .... electrician
Sean Maxwell .... dolly grip
Bruce McCleery .... chief lighting technician
Bill McConnell Jr. .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Fred L. McLane .... first assistant camera
Chris McNellis .... best boy grip
Michael Melendez .... rigging electrician: re-shoots
Chris Moseley .... camera operator
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera
Edward A. Navarro .... additional electrician
Nate Nelson .... grip
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Serge Nofield .... second assistant camera
Clayton Null .... rigging electrician
Thom Owens .... director of photography: second unit
Dino Parks .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dino Parks .... director of photography: additional photography
Dino Parks .... director of photography: splinter unit
John Patterson .... electrician
Eric Pickett .... video assist operator: second unit
Christopher Prampin .... assistant chief lighting technician
Phillip Renke .... rigging grip
Bradley Richard .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Jesse Roth .... assistant camera
Wally Rowell .... electrician
Mark Santoni .... first assistant camera - "a" camera: second unit
Bob Scott .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
John Sheeren .... first assistant camera: second unit
Peter Simonite .... daily first assistant camera
John Sizer .... loader: splinter unit
Troy Sneed .... second best boy electric
Kurt E. Soderling .... director of aerial photography (as Kurt Soderling)
Ann G. Somogye .... second assistant camera: second unit
Eddie Stevens .... electrician
Brian Stitt .... rigging electrician
Barry Strickland .... electrician
Angelo Louis Suasnovar Jr. .... rigging best boy
Greg Travis .... rigging electrician
Steve Urban .... grip
Ezra Venetos .... grip
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... grip
Justin DeGuire .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeff Lanes .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Michael Melendez .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Stephen Ritchey .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Andy Stefanek .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sally Allen .... extras casting coordinator
Cindy Binnings .... casting assistant
Letty Chavarria .... extras casting assistant
Toni Cobb Brock .... extras casting
Susan E. Denison .... extras casting assistant
Sara Gaston .... extras casting assistant: Houston
Jenny Gibbons .... casting assistant
Joe Grisaffi .... extras casting: Houston
Kit Gwin .... local casting associate
Dave Kraft .... casting assistant
Michelle Lewitt .... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Melissa Mercer .... casting assistant
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York
Sheila Sawyer .... extras casting associate: Houston
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashlyn Angel .... costume assistant
Craig Anthony .... set costumer
Stephany Baskin .... set costumer
Richard Beltran .... set costumer
Dana Kay Hart .... costume supervisor
Kathy Kiatta .... key costumer
Taneia Lednicky .... costumer
Danny Molaschi .... set costumer
Marienne O'Brien .... set costumer
Leeann Radeka .... costumer
Taylor Rierden .... costume assistant
Roric Ruegsegger .... costumer
Jamie Sloan .... costume assistant
John H. Smith .... costume ager
Stephanie A. Steel .... costumer
Susan Strubel .... key set costumer
Yvonne Wilburn .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Peter Amundson .... additional editor
Ron Barr .... digital intermediate editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jim Flynn .... assistant editor
Shepard Hall .... editorial production assistant
Kevin Lefler .... apprentice editor
Kenneth Marsten .... assistant editor (as Kenny Marsten)
Stephen Nakamura .... digital film colorist
Gregory Plotkin .... associate editor
Richmond Riedel .... first assistant editor
Mark Sachen .... colorist
Mike Sowa .... digital preview timer
Nicholas 'Nikko' Tsiotsias .... assistant editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Jeff Etcher .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Scott Fox .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
David Campbell .... orchestrator
Bobby Collins .... music licensing
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... music contractor
Elizabeth Finch .... orchestrator
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Walt Fowler .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... music recordist
Joel Iwataki .... music score mixer
Richard Jory .... music recordist
Bryan Lawson .... music editor
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator
Yvonne S. Moriarty .... orchestrator (as Yvonne Suzanne Moriarty)
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Brian Reitzell .... music producer
Brian Reitzell .... music supervisor
Tim Rodier .... music preparation
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Justin Stanley .... composer: original music
Justin Stanley .... music mixer
Justin Stanley .... music recordist
Chris Tergesen .... music supervisor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
David Torn .... composer: original music
Sam Zeines .... music programing: score
 
Transportation Department
Charles Coulter .... driver: honeywagon
Sam Craytor .... driver: camera truck
Mark Crosby .... driver
Greg Faucett .... transportation local captain
Stan Mataele .... driver
John Magoo McGivern .... driver
George A. Miki .... transportation office manager
Leroy Reed .... transportation coordinator
Ronnie Reeves .... transportation co-captain
Tara Reimers .... driver: Billy Bob Thornton
George A. Sack .... driver: production van
Bobby Sconci .... picture cars/driver
Russell E. Scott .... picture cars
Marti Wells .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
John Arszyla .... medic
Mateo Barnstone .... assistant location manager
Jesus Blickwede .... production assistant
Charlie Bodin .... adr loop group
David Brotsky .... location manager: third unit
James 'Morris' Byrnes .... production assistant
Doug Carter .... production assistant: second unit
Peter Chernoff .... assistant: Mr. Kirkpatrick
Audrey Chon .... assistant: Mr. Whitaker
Logan Cooper .... assistant location manager
Shanti Delsarte .... production coordinator
Lisa Diamond .... assistant: Ms. Bergstein
Tiffany Lynn Drucker .... production assistant
Cliff Fleming .... helicopter pilot
Robbie Friedmann .... location manager
Erin Futterman .... production assistant
Mario Garcia .... production assistant
Daric Gates .... production assistant
Melissa Givey .... assistant: Ms. Bergstein
Kayse Goodell .... production assistant: second unit
Allan Graf .... football coordinator
Gina Grande .... script supervisor
Scott Guthrie .... stand-in
Shawn Harper .... video
John Hayden .... football technical advisor
Ryan Hintz .... second assistant accountant
Paula M. Hoppe .... assistant: Mr. Vitarelli (as Paula Hoppe)
Joey Hudgins .... assistant location manager
Danine Jaykus .... assistant: Mr. Ienner
Lori A. Johnson .... assistant production coordinator
Kathy Kaplan .... production assistant
Francis Keao .... assistant: Mr. Berg
Nell Kennedy .... production secretary
Cheryl Kurk .... production accountant
Lisa Kurk-Dmytryk .... accounting assistant
Matt Langley .... accounting assistant
Bill Lanier .... production assistant: second unit
Victoria Leacock .... assistant: Ms. Bergstein
Ted Leonard .... key set production assistant
Ernie Malik .... publicist
Maia Medve .... assistant: Mr. Cameron, Mr. Graf, Ms. Aubrey
Justin Middendorf .... production assistant
Dana Miller .... script supervisor (episode 426-13)
Helen Monaghan .... researcher
Julia Morgan .... production assistant
Rana Morrison .... location assistance
Rich Newman .... production assistant
Alexander Nicolas .... marketing
C.K. O'Neal .... production secretary
George A. Parker .... technical supervisor: preview
Michalla Petersen .... voice-over artist
Taylor Phillips .... production assistant
Nina Piaseckj .... production assistant
David Price .... production assistant
Miguel Ian Raya .... assistant: Mr. Grazer (as Miguel Raya)
Justin Riemer .... assistant football coordinator
Brad Rivers .... assistant: Mr. Samples
M. Ross-Michaels .... accounting associate
Brooke Satrazemis .... script supervisor: second unit
Brandon Schiffman .... set production assistant
Kristin Scott .... assistant: Mr. Thornton
Jon Sharpe .... technical supervisor: preview
Julie Siege .... assistant: Ms. Bergstein
Christopher Solmssen .... production assistant
Raigen Thornton .... key paramedic
Nick Travis .... lead stand-in
Torry Tukuafu .... production assistant
Karen Wacker .... production coordinator: second unit
Leigh A. Wilbourn .... production coordinator
Jimmy Willden .... production assistant
Maria Williams .... executive assistant: Mr. Berg
Karen Yokomizo .... first assistant accountant
Aaron G. York .... head technician: Libra
Jim Bacon .... epk producer (uncredited)
Rich Bokides .... runner: pre-production (uncredited)
Michele Harrington .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anna Higgs .... production assistant (uncredited)
Karl Paul .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christian Ramirez .... stand-in (uncredited)
Scott G. Sanders .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Alice Cooper .... special thanks
Faith Hill .... thanks
Alan J. Pakula .... in memory of
 

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Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (tv rating) | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Iceland:LH | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:U | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | UK:12A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2005) | USA:PG-13
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Trivia:
Derek Luke, who played high school player James 'Boobie' Miles, was actually 30 years old during filming. In the movie, he is portrayed as a teenager.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the Midland Lee game, the game announcer in the Peach seat (Jeffrey Gibbs) can be seen talking out of sequence with the audio.See more »
Quotes:
Coach Gary Gaines:So how is it out there?
Ivory Christian:They're fast, they're big, they're dirty... plus they're fast.
Coach Gary Gaines:You said that already.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Friday Night Lights Lost Scene (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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65 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
The Best Sports movie ever made, 10 October 2004
Author: espenshade55

This movie was phenomenal in every way. It had incredible performances under a great director with a fantastic story to back it up.

It tells the story of a high school football team in Texas through the course of their 1988 season. Billy Bob Thorton played the coach of the team and give the best performance I've ever seen him give. The film was directed by Peter Berg who gave it a unique film style. He managed to tell this story in a very beautiful way.

Tim McGraw gives a great debut performance of an ex-high school football player who has become the drunken abusive father of one of the players currently on the team. He was almost unrecodnizable in this role and he portrayed it well. He, and the rest of the cast for that matter deserve a lot of credit.

This is the only football film I have ever seen that has done justice to what it feels like to play football in high school. I played under Friday night lights myself, that time of my life ended just a year ago and it still holds fresh in my memory. And because of that I can tell you how accurately this film portray's the sense of brotherhood and friendship that is felt by every team, at least every good football team.

Whether you ever played under Friday night lights yourself or not anyone should be able to appreciate this film.

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