Friday Night Lights

Thornton, Billy Bob

SKU: 025195055604

UPC 025195055604
Release Date 2009-01-06
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 118
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Based on the best-selling book by H.G. Bissinger, Peter Berg's gritty, powerful drama tells the true story of a small Texas town in which high school football is the only thing that matters. Set in 1988, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS opens on the first day of practice for the Odessa Permian Panthers. Under intense pressure and scrutiny from the town's residents, head coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) nonetheless maintains a calm façade. His star player, Boobie Miles (Derek Luke), is a running back with unlimited potential, but the rest of the team is undersized and lacking killer instinct--especially quarterback Mike Winchell (Lucas Black), who's shy and short of confidence, and Don Billingsley (Garrett Hedlund), who is tormented by his father (Tim McGraw) for being too soft. When Boobie goes down on opening day with a career threatening knee injury, the season appears to be over. But Gaines won't give up, and neither will the rest of his feisty players. Billy Bob Thornton delivers another outstanding performance in Berg's impassioned drama, as do the film's young actors (most notably Luke, Black, and Hedlund). Tobias Schliessler's fuel-injected photography and Explosion in the Sky's electrifying score make FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS an even more spectacular movie-going experience.[A] stringent, stirring real-life drama....Directed with smart, documentary-style briskness...One of the best football movies ever, NIGHTS in the end celebrates the game.FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is uplifting and troubling, partly because it is more honest than most sports movies about the high cost and short life span of high school football glory.The FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS team has invested a lot of energy in the authenticity of the on-field action that dominates the film.Thornton gets inside the coach's skin. It's a subtle, soulful performance...THEATRICAL RELEASE: OCTOBER 8, 2004The movie's football scenes are both realistic and exciting, with genuine moments of suspenseImbued with the aching sadness of an end-of-summer's evening, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS has more in common with Peter Bogdanovich's THE LAST PICTURE SHOW...than other American football films...[With] hard-tackling action, this is a solid effort from actor-turned-director Peter Berg.
Cast Sharon Seymour (Production Designer)
Derek Luke (Star)
Lee Jackson (Star)
Explosions in the Sky (Composer)
Jay Hernandez (Star)
David Aaron Cohen (Screenwriter)
John Cameron (Executive Producer)
Colby Parker (Editor)
David Rosenbloom (Editor)
Brian Grazer (Producer)
Tim McGraw (Star)
Garrett Hedlund (Star)
Tobias Schliessler (Director of Photography)
James Whitaker (Executive Producer)
Susan Matheson (Costume Designer)
Peter Berg (Screenwriter)
Peter Berg (Director)
Lucas Black (Star)
Lee Thompson Young (Star)
Billy Bob Thornton (Star)
H.G. Bissinger (Source Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: DTS 5.1 Surround - French, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, (SDH), French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Feature Commentary With Director Peter Berg And Writer Buzz Bissinger Featurette: 1. Behind the Lights 2. Action-Packed Deleted Scenes 3. Peter Berg Discusses A Scene In The Movie 4. Player Cam 5. Tim McGraw: Off The Stage 6. The Story of the 1988 Permian Panthers 7. Gridiron Gangs Interactive Features: BD Live: My Scenes Sharing My Scenes Additional Products: Playstation Controller (Static User Guide)
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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