About

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the tow...

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Directed by

Peter Berg

Written by

Peter Berg (Screenplay)
David Aaron Cohen (Screenplay)
Buzz Bissinger (Novel)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Hope comes alive on Friday nights.

Cast

Keywords

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