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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

The book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream was made into the movie Friday Night Lights.

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Book details for Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream was written by Buzz Bissinger. The book was published in 1990 by Publishing Mills. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Secular religions are fascinating in the devotion and zealousness they breed, and in Texas, high school football has its own rabid hold over the faithful. H.G. Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, enters into the spirit of one of its most ferve... Read More
Secular religions are fascinating in the devotion and zealousness they breed, and in Texas, high school football has its own rabid hold over the faithful. H.G. Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, enters into the spirit of one of its most fervent shrines: Odessa, a city in decline in the desert of West Texas, where the Permian High School Panthers have managed to compile the winningest record in state annals. Indeed, as this breathtaking examination of the town, the team, its coaches, and its young players chronicles, the team, for better and for worse, is the town; the communal health and self-image of the latter is directly linked to the on-field success of the former. The 1988 season, the one Friday Night Lights recounts, was not one of the Panthers' best. The game's effect on the community--and the players--was explosive. Written with great style and passion, Friday Night Lights offers an American snapshot in deep focus; the picture is not always pretty, but the image is hard to forget.

Movie details for Friday Night Lights

The movie was released in 2004 and directed by Peter Berg. Friday Night Lights was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black (II), Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lee Jackson (III), Lee Thompson Young, Tim McGraw, Grover Coulson, Connie Britton, Connie Cooper, Kasey Stevens, Ryanne Duzich, Amber Heard, Morgan Farris, Laine Kelly, Gavin Grazer, Turk Pipkin, Dr. Carey Windler and Tommy G. Kendrick.

 

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