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
Garrett Hedlund (Don Billingsley) gained about an additional twenty pounds for this movie, on top of the thirty pounds that he had gained for Troy (2004). He was up to two hundred pounds when he'd usually been one hundred fifty-five. See more »
Late in the 4th quarter of the championship game, the quarterback Winchell throws an incomplete pass. Immediately thereafter, a cut-away shot shows the game clock still running. In football, the game clock stops after an incomplete pass. See more »
Unfortunately, this movie sucks. Nothing about it was realistic; there was zero character development; and the facts were not even historically accurate. Playoffs were decided with the flip of a coin? Are you freakin' kidding me? If this is the way Texas high school football functions, then God help us all. Coaches get to choose the location and referee team for the game? Yeah right. Permian makes it to the state finals? Bullshizzle. Go watch "Varsity Blues," you might learn a little bit more about football in Texas. This movie is crap.
Why on earth did Billy Bob decide to do this movie? He had approximately 20 lines, none of which were significant. The production crew should have focused on one player - be it "Boobie," Billy Bob, or #26 (the guy with the drunk for a father) - any of which would have vaulted this film into the stratosphere. Instead, we got a high school football story about ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Your time is more valuable than this movie.
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