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Friday Night Lights

118 min
Action | Drama | Sport
IMDB rate:
Peter Berg
2 wins & 5 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2004-10-08
Filming Locations: Abilene, Texas, USA
Budget: $30,000,000
Opening Weekend: $20,269,025 (USA) (10 October 2004)
Gross: $61,188,085 (USA) (26 December 2004)
Derek Luke
Derek Luke
Friday Night Lights
Amber Heard
Amber Heard
Friday Night Lights
Billy Bob Thornton
Coach Gary Gaines
Lucas Black
Mike Winchell
Garrett Hedlund
Don Billingsley
Jay Hernandez
Brian Chavez
Lee Jackson
Ivory Christian
Lee Thompson Young
Chris Comer
Tim McGraw
Charles Billingsley
Grover Coulson
L.V. Miles
Connie Britton
Sharon Gaines
Connie Cooper
Mrs. Winchell
Kasey Stevens
Ryanne Duzich
Morgan Farris
Jennifer Gaines
Laine Kelly
Comer's Girlfriend
Gavin Grazer
Turk Pipkin
Skip Baldwin
Carey Windler
Dr. Rogers (as Dr. Carey Windler)
Tommy G. Kendrick
Odessa Doctor
Brad Leland
John Aubrey
Lillian Langford
Nancy Aubrey
Buddy Hale
Ken Farmer
Marco Perella
Eloise DeJoria
Booster (as Eloise Dejoria)
Robert Weaver
Katherine Willis
Booster Wife
Angie Bolling
Booster Wife
Charles Sanders
Buddy's Burger Manager
Barry Sykes
Permian Play-by-Play Announcer
Clay Kennedy
Permian Color Announcer
Lewis B. Johnson
Carter Play-By-Play Announcer
J.D. Hawkins
Carter Play-By-Play Announcer
Bob Thomas
Slammin' Sammy
Wade L. Johnston
Coach Miller
Rick Herod
Coach McCutcheon
Paul Wright
Coach Belew (as Paul Mitchell Wright)
Julius Tennon
Coach James
Dennis Hill
Coach Harper
Timothy Walter
Coach Vonner
Robert Scott Smith
Coach Smith
Kenneth Plunk
Coach Plunk
Josh Berry
Coach Campbell
Branson Washburn
Coach Washburn
David Johnson
Coach Johnson
John Hayden
Permian Booth Coach
Chris Palmer
Permian Booth Coach
Kyle Scott Jackson
Carter Booth Coach
C. Anthony 'Charles' Jackson
Carter Booth Coach
Kippy Brown
Carter Booth Coach
Cleveland 'Chick' Harris
Carter Booth Coach
Billy Melvin Thomas
Carter Assistant Coach
Kam Hunt
Carter Assistant Coach (as Kammerin Hunt)
Roy Williams
Midland Lee Assistant Coach
Gary Mack Griffin
Midland High School Coach
Randy Brinlee
Marshall Game Referee
Dan Rankin
Cooper Game End Zone Official
Timothy F. Crowley
Carter Game Referee (as Tim Crowley)
Harvey L. Jeffries
Carter Game Official
Tiki Davis
Carter Co-Captain Baird
Everett Smith
Carter Quarterback Whitaker
Ty Law
Carter Wide Receiver Graf
Christopher Dahlberg
Clancy Kent (as Chris Dahlberg)
Peter Harrell Jr.
C.C. Russeau
Kevin Page
John Wilkins
Brady Coleman
Jerald McClary
Stephen Bishop
Loie Harris
Bob Richardson
Marvin Edwards
Mark Donaldson
State Trooper
Aisha Jau
Cheerleader (as Aisha Schliessler)
Evan Bernard
Drunk Driver
Rutherford Cravens
Kansas Wesleyan Recruiter
Wayne Hanawalt
Kansas Wesleyan Recruiter
Brian Thornton
Sam Austin
Mark Nutter
Jeff Gibbs
Journalist Jim
Richard Dillard
Robert Flores
Terry Dale Parks
Skip Baldwin's Cameraman (as Terry Parks)
Talon Smith
Young Kid
Taylor Sawyers
Young Kid
Bradley Lisman
Young Kid
Richard Nance
Aaron Babino
Football Player
Dean Baldwin
Football Player
Ben Bronson
Football Player
Sunny Byrd
Football Player
John Clark
Football Player
Bobby Doherty
Football Player
Chris Fisher
Football Player
Cedric Foster
Football Player
Corey Hargers
Football Player
Tavis Harvey
Football Player
Deshaun Hill
Football Player
Ryan Jacobs
Football Player
Nick Jester
Football Player
Mike Jones
Football Player
Tyrone Jones
Football Player
Mark Llewellyn
Football Player
Jon Luke
Football Player
O.J. McClintock
Football Player
Robert Van
Football Player (as Robert Nguyen)
Joseph Norman
Football Player
Dewayne Patmon
Football Player
Everick Rawls
Football Player
Brett Robin
Football Player
Steven Rogers
Football Player
Ray Ross
Football Player
Chad L. Stevens
Football Player
Travis Thompson
Football Player
Matt Trissel
Football Player
Brandon Tully
Football Player
Darrick Wallace
Football Player
Lance Aaron
Backup Quaterback #11 (uncredited)
Leila Almas
Buddy's Burgers Chick (uncredited)
Stacy Lynn Austin
Cheerleader (uncredited)
Crystal Brown-Tatum
Sideline Journalist (uncredited)
Dan Burkarth
WalMart Buyer (uncredited)
Gene Burns
State Trooper (uncredited)
Joseph T. Campos
Football Player (uncredited)
Jason Carroll
Back Up QB (uncredited)
D.J. Castillo
High School Student (uncredited)
Robert M. Clark
Burger Joint Customer (uncredited)
Erik Collins
Catherine Cooper
Football Player's Mom (uncredited)
Colby Crain
Student (uncredited)
Kimberly Ensey
Rocker Chick (uncredited)
Laura Evans
Daphne Girl (uncredited)
Todd Falcon
Paramedic (uncredited)
Terry Funk
Fan (uncredited)
Russell Wayne Groves
Football Player (uncredited)
Ashley Hallford
Football Player's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Holly Hargrave
Tiffany, Waitress at Buddy Burger Restaurant (uncredited)
Nathaniel Holt
Football Player #83 (uncredited)
Lee Irving
Gibson - Odessa Alumnus (uncredited)
Sharri Jones
Hottie with Boobie Miles (uncredited)
Tiffany Lang
Customer (uncredited)
Tex Marshall
Unnamed Team Fan&Trucker / Diner (uncredited)
Ric Mendoza
Airport Employee (uncredited)
Hugo Perez
Janitor (uncredited)
James Pollard
Assistant Coach
Clint Quintero
Security Guard (uncredited)
Angela Rawna
Carter Parent (uncredited)
James Edward Shippy
Football Player (uncredited)
Cassandra L. Small
Carter Parent (uncredited)
Jason Starritt
Extra (uncredited)
Gary Vaught
Football Official (uncredited)
C. Jo Vela
Onfield Reporter (uncredited)
Sonny Villarreal
Parker (uncredited)
Stephen Weatherford
Paramedic (uncredited)
Mark A. White
Permian Panthers Fan (uncredited)
Jimmy Willden
Football Player #5 (uncredited)
John Wirt
Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
Terri Zee
Angry Fan (uncredited)
Did you know?
The real James 'Boobie' Miles can be seen standing next to Derek Luke (playing Boobie Miles) several times throughout the film. He is wearing a black Permian jacket and hat.
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Roy Williams, wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, has a cameo as assistant coach to Odessa's rival team. He played for Permian in high school.
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To gather research, producers visited real high school football games in Texas during the fall of 2003.
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Numerous players in the movie were seen wearing Under Armour accessories. Under Armour did not appear until 1997.
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When the announcer of one of the regular season games claims its 2nd down, the scoreboard reveals it is 3rd down.
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In the scene before day one of preseason in Coach Gaines' office while he is watching film, they show the magnet depth chart behind him. Chris Comer is listed as second string directly behind Boobie Miles yet in the interview Comer claims he is third string.
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Jennifer Gaines: Are we going to move again?
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Brian Chavez: We will win State.
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Mike Winchell: Hey Boobie, you didn't lift.
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Who created the background music for the movie?
Explosions in the Sky .....The style of music is considered "post rock" or instrumental
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Photos from cast
Christian Kane Derek Luke Amber Heard