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Summary:
As darkness descends over the flatlands of West Texas every Friday from Septmeber through December, a dazzling, disorienting glow, visible on the stark horizon for miles around, ignites the blackened sky. Looming over the landscape, Ratliff Stadium, the country's biggest high school football field, overflows with 20,000 spectators, their voices raised in the trademark chant--MO-JO! MO-JO! MO-JO! The crowd's jubilation rises to a fever pitch as the Permian Panthers, Odessa's boys in black, take top the field like warriers in an ancient coliseum. Once a week during the fall, this town and it's dreams are carried on the padded shoulders of these young gridiron heroes, illuminated beneath the autumal glare of those Friday night lights that serve as a beacon of hope to the townsfolk of this dusty West Texas town. Since their first season in 1959, the Panthers established themselves as the most successful football program not only in Texas, but in the entire country. Now, in the last days of summer of 1988, the Permian High School Panthers of Odessa, Texas begin the season with one thing on their minds--winning their fifth straight championship in their 30-year history. For their coach, Gary Gaines, it all comes down to his definition of perfection--Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know you didn't let them down. I want you to put each other in your hearts forever--because forever is about to happen. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, with love and joy in your heart? If you can do that, then you're perfect.

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Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton (as Coach Gary Gaines )
Derek Luke (as Boobie Miles )
Garrett Hedlund (as Don Billingsley )
Jay Hernandez (as Brian Chavez )
Lucas Black (as Mike Winchell )
Lee Thompson Young (as Chris Comer )
Connie Britton (as Sharon Gaines )
Tim McGraw (as Charlie Billingsley )
Lee Jackson (as Ivory Christian )
Josh Berry (as Coach Campbell )
Paul Wright (as Coach Belew )
Dennis Hill (as Coach Harper )
Kevin Page (as John Wilkins )

Directed By: Peter Berg
Written By: Peter Berg & Buzz Bissinger
Produced By: Universal Pictures

Release Date (US): October 8th, 2004

Length of Movie: 1h 57min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action

Budget: $30,000,000

Opening Weekend: $20,269,025

Friday Night Lights Soundtrack

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1. From West Texas
2. Your Hand In Mine
3. Our Last Days As Children
4. An Ugly Fact Of Life
5. Home
6. Sonho Dourado
7. To West Texas
8. Your Hand In Mine
9. Inside It All Feels The Same
10. Do You Ever Feel Cursed?
11. Lonely Train
12. Seagull
13. The Sky Above, The Field Below
14. A Slow Dance

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