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[[Performer~P409631~H.G. Bissinger~hgbissinger]]'s best-selling true-life account of a few months in the life of a high-school football team comes to the screen in this adaptation written and directed by [[Performer~P5586~Peter Berg~peterberg]]. Odessa, TX, is an oil town in the western part of the state that's home to the Permian High School Panthers, the football team with the best winning record in the state. Odessa is a town with more than its share of problems; the decline of the oil business in Texas has set the city's economy into a tailspin, and racial tensions still erupt into violence on occasion. But football is the one thing that brings all the people of Odessa together, and on Friday nights every fall, as many as 20,000 people fill Permian's football stadium to watch Coach Gary Gaines ([[Performer~P70825~Billy Bob Thornton~billybobthornton]]) and his boys try to lead the team to victory. As Gaines works to build a winning team in a town where victory is prized above all else, however, his players struggle through the emotional trials common to any teenager and ponder the fact that there is little future in their hometown...and that a championship season can be as much a burden as a triumph. Friday Night Lights also stars [[Performer~P215037~Lucas Black~lucasblack]], [[Performer~P330665~Derek Luke~derekluke]], [[Performer~P290119~Jay Hernandez~jayhernandez]], and country singer-turned-actor [[Performer~P282979~Tim McGraw~timmcgraw]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 8, 2004

Cast

Billy Bob Thornton
as Coach Gary Gaines
Derek Luke
as Boobie Miles
Jay Hernandez
as Brian Chavez
Lucas Black
as Mike Winchell
Garrett Hedlund
as Don Billingsley
Tim McGraw
as Charles Billingsley
Connie Britton
as Sharon Gaines
Lee Thompson Young
as Chris Corner
Grover Coulson
as L.V. Miles
Darrick Wallace
as Football Player
O.J. McClintock
as Football Player
Brad Leland
as John Aubrey
Talon Smith
as Young Kid
Aaron Babino
as Football Player
Ryan Jacobs
as Football Player
Angie Bolling
as Booster Wife
Eloise DeJoria
as Booster
Mark Donaldson
as State Trooper
Tommy G. Kendrick
as Odessa Doctor
Brett Robin
as Football Player
Turk Pipkin
as Skip Baldwin
Branson Washburn
as Coach Washburn
Aisha Schliessler
as Cheerleader
Evan Bernard
as Drunk Driver
Clay Kennedy
as Permian Color Announcer
Taylor Sawyers
as Young Kid
John Patrick Hayden
as Permian Booth Coach
John Clark
as Football Player
Katherine Willis
as Booster Wife
Connie Cooper
as Mrs. Winchell
Matt Trissel
as Football Player
Barry Sykes
as Permian Play-by-Play Announcer
Jon Luke
as Football Player
Chris Fisher
as Football Player
Dean Baldwin
as Football Player
Josh Berry
as Coach Campbell
Stephen Bishop
as Loie Harris
Kyle-Scott Jackson
as Carter Booth Coach
Dewayne Patmon
as Football Player
Gavin Grazer
as Trapper
Jeff Gibbs
as Journalist Jim
Kasey Stevens
as Flippy
Randy Brinlee
as Marshall Game Referee
Joseph Norman
as Football Player
Travis Thompson
as Football Player
Mike Jones
as Football Player
Julius Tennon
as Coach James
Wade Johnston
as Coach Miller
Rick Herod
as Coach McCutcheon
Wayne Hanawalt
as Kansas Wesleyan Recruiter
Laine Kelly
as Corner's Girlfriend
Richard Dillard
as Reporter
Brady Coleman
as Jerald McClary
Everick Rawls
as Football Player
Rutherford Cravens
as Kansas Wesleyan Recruiter
Charles Sanders
as Buddy's Burgers Manager
J.D. Hawkins
as Carter Play-by-Play Announcer
Timothy Walter
as Coach Vonner
Tyrone Jones
as Football Player
Corey Hargers
as Football Player
Tim Crowley
as Carter Game Referee
Kammerin Hunt
as Carter Assistant Coach
Ty Law
as Carter Wide Receiver - Graf
Lillian Langford
as Nancy Aubrey
Sunny Byrd
as Football Player
Barney Welch
as Police Officer
Brandon Tully
as Football Player
Morgan Farris
as Jennifer Gaines
Marco Perella
as Booster
Amber Heard
as Maria
Kenneth Plunk
as Coach Plunk
Tavis Harvey
as Football Player
Nick Jester
as Football Player
Ray Ross
as Football Player
Mark Nutter
as Recruiter
Dan Rankin
as Cooper Game End Zone Official
Terry Parks
as Skip Baldwin's Cameraman
Buddy Hale
as Booster
Kippy Brown
as Carter Booth Coach
Tiki Davis
as Carter Co-Captain - Baird
Deshaun Hill
as Football Player
Bobby Doherty
as Football Player
Ken Farmer
as Booster
Bradley Lisman
as Young Kid
Everett Smith
as Carter Quarterback - Whitaker
Brian Thornton
as Recruiter
Christopher Dahlberg
as Clancy Kent
Christian Kane
as Brian
Ben Bronson
as Football Player
Kevin Page
as John Wilkins
Mark Llewellyn
as Football Player

Crew

Peter Berg
Director
Brian Grazer
Producer
David Aaron Cohen
Screenwriter
Peter Berg
Screenwriter
Tobias Schliessler
Cinematographer
David Torn
Featured Music
David Rosenbloom
Editor
Colby Parker, Jr.
Editor
Sharon Seymour
Production Designer
Peter Borck
Art Director
Sarah Aubrey
Co-producer
Robert Graf
Co-producer
David Bernardi
Associate Producer
James Whitaker
Executive Producer
Lee Berger
Executive Producer
Ronn Basquette
Set Designer
Rob Simons
Set Designer
Carla Curry
Set Decorator
Susan Matheson
Costume Designer
John G. Scotti
First Assistant Director
Eric Heffron
First Assistant Director
David Luckenbach
Camera Operator
Chris Moseley
Camera Operator
Orly Stires
Camera Operator
Kevin Reid
Stunts
Barrett Elkins
Stunts
Miguel McKay
Stunts
Justin Reimer
Stunts
James Lavitola
Stunts
Christie Sanders
Stunts
Christopher Poling
Stunts
Bonnie Morgan
Stunts
Courtnee Garcia
Stunts
Webster Whinery
Stunts
Scott Stickane
Stunts
Derek Graf
Stunts
Erick Smart
Stunts
Whit Norris
Sound Mixer
Jo Edna Boldin
Casting
Jane Jenkins
Casting
David O. Daniel
Sound Mixer
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Mark Weingarten
Sound Mixer
Meg Taylor
Assistant Sound Editor
Melissa Mercer
Casting Associate
Melizah Schmidt
Hair Styles
April Crump
Set Dresser
Michael Pecchia
Compositor
Michele Cusick
Set Production Assistant
Kit Gwin
Casting Associate
Ann Somogye
Second Assistant Camera
Kristen Scott
Personal Assistant
Lance Cheatham
Set Dresser
Larry Commans
Boom Operator
Layne Chaney
Grip
Patrick Blackard
Dolly Grip
Paul Mankin
Set Production Assistant
Pauline Duvall
Compositor
Payal Dani
Compositor
Perry Kass
Compositor
Pete Sharp
Assistant Location Manager
Peter Amundson
Additional Editing
Mike Frevert
Compositor
Mukesh Kumar
Compositor
Neil Parker
Set Production Assistant
Nell Kennedy
Production Secretary
Orlando Mora
Grip
Roy Huth
Set Dresser
Barry Strickland
Electrician
Peter Clarson
Gaffer
Audrey Chon
Personal Assistant
Peter Kolb
Key Grip
Phillip Renke
Grip
Prabhakar Putta
Compositor
Pragti Wadhwa
Compositor
Raigen Thornton
Set Medic/First Aid
Richard Buoen
Storyboard Artist
Robbie Friedmann
Location Manager
Robert Grieve
ADR Editor
Barbara Noren
Production Assistant
Roberta Riordan
Second Second Assistant Director
Roger Basquette
Video Assist
Ron Mellegers
Foley Mixer
Jateen Thakkar
Compositor
Jeff Howison
Electrician
Jeff Pelton
Second Assistant Camera
Jeff Wells
Compositor
Jeffrey Castel De Oro
Compositor
Jennifer Martinson
Set Production Assistant
Jesse Roth
Camera Loader
Jim Shelton
Best Boy Electric
Joani Yarbrough
Hair Styles
Joe Grisaffi
Extra Casting
Joe Salazar
Compositor
Joel Shryack
ADR Supervisor
Joey Hudgins
Assistant Location Manager
John Arszyla
Set Medic/First Aid
John Johns
Video Playback
John Sheeren
First Assistant Camera
Andy Malcolm
Foley Artist
Karen Wacker
Production Coordinator
Kathy Kaplan
Production Assistant
Kayse Goodell
Set Production Assistant
Hari Ryatt
Foley Editor
Amy Schmidt
Second Assistant Director
Jack Colmenero
Set Dresser
Jai Dadlani
Compositor
Jaimey Sloan
Production Assistant
James Bluma
Visual Effects Editor
Lisa Goldberg
Visual Effects Producer
Lisa Rodgers
Post Production Supervisor
Logan Cooper
Assistant Location Manager
Lynne Eagan
Makeup
Maggie O'Brian
Production Assistant
Maia Medve
Personal Assistant
Marc Baird
Storyboard Artist
Marc McCord
Special Effects Technician
Marcia Evers
Costume/Wardrobe
Marienne O'Brian
Costume/Wardrobe
Mark Hadland
Best Boy Electric
Mark Santoni
First Assistant Camera
Rick Kline
Re-Recording Mixer
David Hampton
Production Assistant
Craig Henighan
Supervising Sound Editor
Cybele Sierra
Compositor
Dan Yale
Foley Supervisor
Brian Reitzell
Music Producer
Brigitte Bourque
Compositor
Brooke Satrazemis
Script Supervisor
Bryan Lawson
Music Editor
Caitlin McKenna
ADR Voice Casting
Cara Singleton
Second Assistant Camera
Christopher Prampin
Best Boy Electric
Carmen Thomson
Set Medic/First Aid
Alan Precourt
Compositor
Charmaine Richards
Hair Styles
Cheryl Clarson
Electrician
Chirag Nagpal
Compositor
Chris Frazee
Boom Operator
Chris Hamala
Grip
Chris McNellis
Best Boy Grip
Michelle Lewitt
Casting Associate
Jim Flynn
First Assistant Editor
Dana Hart
Costumes Supervisor
Kathy Kiatta
Key Costumer
LeAnn Radeka
Costume/Wardrobe
John Bush
Set Dresser
John Parker Jr.
Set Dresser
Kurt E. Soderling
Aerial Photography
Kathy Nelson
Executive Music Producer
John G. Scotti
Unit Production Manager
Bill Georgiou
Compositor
Yann Delpuech
Visual Effects Editor
Bill Lanier
Production Assistant
Thadd Day
Cable Person
Theda Streetman
First Assistant Camera
Satish Ratakonda
Compositor
Scott Ronnow
Second Assistant Camera
Sean Maxwell
Dolly Grip
Serkan Zelzele
Compositor
Becki Drake
Key Make-up
Shanti Delsarte
Production Coordinator
Shepard Hall
Production Assistant
Shweta Hirani
Compositor
Stephen Ritchey
Grip
Steve Sawhill
Leadman
Steve Urban
Grip
Steven Guerrero
Grip
Tom Sturgis
Cable Person
Tony Barraza
Compositor
Tony Nagy
First Assistant Camera
Torry Tukuafu
Production Assistant
Travis Travis
Electrician
Troy Anderson
Electrician
Troy Breeding
Makeup
Beverly McCord
Special Effects Technician
Virle Reid
Properties Master
Walton Rowell
Electrician
Ernie Malik
Unit Publicist
Francis Keao
Personal Assistant
Frank Mauer
Compositor
Allan Graf
Second Unit Director
Allan Graf
Stunts Coordinator
Gabriella Villarreal
Assistant Set Decorator
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Gary Wimmer
Lead Scenic Artist
Gina Grande
Script Supervisor
Ginna Faulkner
Set Production Assistant
Goro Koyama
Foley Artist
Greg Pisarski
Set Production Assistant
Gregory Plotkin
Associate Editor
Derrick Espino
Production Assistant
Dino Parks
Additional Cinematography
Dorothy Menton
Assistant Location Manager
Dwayne Grady
Assistant Properties
Dwight LaVers
Dolly Grip
Ean Carr
Compositor
Elam Parithi
Compositor
Emmet Kane
Special Effects Coordinator
David Luckenbach
Steadicam Operator
David Riebel
Second Second Assistant Director
David Torn
Additional Music
Eric Pickett
Video Assist
Erick Garibay
Assistant Properties
Dennis Clay
Dolly Grip
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