Based on the book of the same name by H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger, the movie depicts the 1988 Odessa Permian Panthers football team's journey to the state semifinals, and the impact of high school football on their hometown of Odessa, Texas. The movie stars Billy Bob Thornton and was directed by Peter Berg.
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Friday Night Lights
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Movies for Guys: Friday Night Lights
JC's favorable review: "...a sometimes touching, and other times ugly look into the lives and fears of the small town of Odessa Texas and their Permian High School football program." Four out of five stars.
Today: "Friday Night Lights" finally hits big screen
Associated Press story about the history behind attempts to adapt H.G. Bissinger's book for the big screen. (October 08, 2004)
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