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Friday Night Lights (2004)

August 20th, 2014     4:56 pm

Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Buzz Bissinger (book), David Aaron Cohen (screenplay),
Peter Berg (screenplay)
Nationality: US
Genres: Action, Drama, Sport
Release year: 2004
Running time: 118 min
Budget: $30 000 000 (estimated)
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke
Character: Amber Heard is Maria
Release Date: October 6th, 2004
Rated: PG-13


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.


– To gather research, producers visited real high school football games in Texas during the fall of 2003.

Alan J. Pakula was originally set to direct this film before his death.

Official Trailer

Filming Locations

Austin Studios – 1901 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas, USA

Abilene, Texas, USA (Shotwell Stadium)

Astrodome – 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas, USA (football game)

Elgin, Texas, USA

Houston, Texas, USA

Odessa, Texas, USA

Taylor, Texas, USA

Westlake High School – 4100 Weskbank Drive, Austin, Texas, USA

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