SynopsisThis drama chronicles the 1988 football season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Tex., as the team struggles on its path to the state championship title. Odessa has seen better days. The financial bust is evident in its boarded-up shops and broken lives. Yet, one hope sustains the community. Once a week, the town and its dreams come alive when the Panthers take to the field. 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. The unfulfilled dreams of an entire community shift onto the shoulder pads of a team of high-school athletes.
CastBilly Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Derek Luke, Lee Thompson Young, Tim McGraw
AdvisoryRated PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action