#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Odessa, Texas, is a small, town in Texas. Racially divided and economically dying, there is one night that gives the town something to live for: Friday Night. The Permian Panthers have a big winning tradition in Texas high school football, led by QB Mike Winchell and superstar tailback Boobie Miles, but all is not well, as Boobie suffers a career-ending injury in the first game of the season. Hope is lost among citizens in Odessa, and for the team, but Coach Gary Gaines, who believes that “Perfection is being able to look your friends in the eye and know you did everything you could not to let them down”, is somehow able to help the team rise up from the ashes and make a huge season comeback. Now on their way to state, the Panthers must go out and be perfect, because they may never matter this much for the rest of their lives.
Plot: 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 town itself — a sense of self-respect and honor.
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The music of sport
Few films are truly elevated by their soundtracks, but the scores/songs composed by Explosions in the Sky capture the solitude of youth in suffocating situations (lost in their father’s dreams, the isolation of a small Texas town, the aimlessness of high school etc.).
An incomplete pass
There are some nice touches here, things like the idiots calling in on the radio shows and “for sale” signs on the family’s lawn after a loss. But overall I was disappointed. I haven’t read the book so I don’t know how to compare it with the film, but on its on the movie left me flat. Billy Bob underplays his part nicely, but I NEVER got a sense that this was a veteran high school football coach at one of the more high pressure, high profile programs in Texas. I love that actor who played the QB, but again never saw him as a player of the caliber he was supposed to be. Mostly, he just screwed up. The way Permian suddenly started playing well in the playoffs didn’t make any sense. The assistant coaches were non-entities (as they almost always are in football movies.) Would a high school coach not check with a star player’s doctor himself if there was an injury question? The flashy black tailback (Booby) and the quiet but powerful black lineman (Preacher) are almost stock characters, though both are well acted. Actually the most interesting character was the Hispanic defensive back, but the movie didn’t do anything with him. The climactic game was highly dubious. It’s hard to imagine a team being that physically dominant and then suddenly getting pounded for the last two quarters, Again, I didn’t read the book, but the movie overplayed Carter’s viciousness. Don’t refs in Texas throw flags for that stuff? There were more things in this film I liked and more I disliked, but overall it was a disappointment. The great high school football movie remains to be made. I guess I’ll have to write it myself.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Sport
Director Peter Berg
Writer Buzz Bissinger (book), David Aaron Cohen (screenplay), Peter Berg (screenplay)
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke
Country Germany, USA
Awards 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Imagine Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)