Hope comes alive on Friday nights
A drama that chronicles the entire 1988 season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, with football players, coaches, mothers, fathers, pastors, boosters, fans and families struggling with ongoing personal conflicts while the team fights for a state championship. In a city where economic uncertainty has eroded the spirit of its inhabitants, nearly everyone seeks comfort in the religion of the Friday night ritual, where the unfulfilled dreams of an entire community are shifted onto the shoulder pads of a team of high-school athletes.
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action.
Principal Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, and Derek LukeDirector: Peter Berg