Released: 2004
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Tim McGraw

Based on the true story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers, this inspirational sports drama shows what it's like to play in an economically depressed Texas town where football is life and your best days are behind you after the final whistle. Welcome to the rest of your life!

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