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Friday Night Lights (2004)

Friday Night Lights
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7.3 IMDB rating
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Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton
Coach Gary Gaines
Lucas Black Lucas Black
Mike Winchell
Garrett Hedlund Garrett Hedlund
Don Billingsley
Derek Luke Derek Luke
Boobie Miles
Jay Hernandez Jay Hernandez
Brian Chavez
Lee Jackson Lee Jackson
Ivory Christian
Lee Thompson Young Lee Thompson Young
Chris Comer
Tim McGraw Tim McGraw
Charles Billingsley


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Buzz Bissinger Buzz Bissinger
David Aaron Cohen David Aaron Cohen
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9 years, 7 months ago at Dec 18 4:26
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Football movies. You either love them or hate them. Me - I don't mind watching them, I don't find them particularly interesting but I can survive watching one. This is one of the better ones that I have seen, probably because of the cast including Billy Bob Thornton. And it was enjoyable to watch.

I can imagine that there's not too many possibilities of what to include in a sports m... read more

An average movie

6 years, 4 months ago at Mar 11 13:16
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie but since it has a solid reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, sure, the directing was decent and so is the acting but, honestly, there was nothing really original here. It all depends if you're a sport movie fan or not, especially (American) football. In this case, it was even dealing with high school football which is something ... read more
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Description: Based on the best-selling book by H.G. Bissinger, Peter Berg's gritty, powerful drama tells the true story of a small Texas town in which high school football is the only thing that matters. Set in 1988, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS opens on the first day of practice for the Odessa Permian Panthers. Under intense pressure and scrutiny from the town's residents, head coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) nonetheless maintains a calm façade. His star player, Boobie Miles (Derek Luke), is a running back with unlimited potential, but the rest of the team is undersized and lacking killer instinct--especially quarterback Mike Winchell (Lucas ... (more)
Release date: 8 October 2004
UPC: 025192547720
Tags: Drama (13), Football (11), Sports (11), Sport (10), Action (9), 2004 (8), Texas (7), 2000s (6), Marriage (6), Coin Toss (5), Spiritual Cinema (5), Crutches (5), Teen (5), Based On True Story (5), Day In Title (5), African American (4), 1980s (4), Based On Book (4), (4), SnP (4)
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