A genuine stand-up-and-cheer movie about a courageous high school football team's fight to fulfill their destiny and live their dream, Friday Night Lights is "unforgettable and real!" (Larry King) Billy Bob Thornton stars in a true American story of how one legendary Texas town made hope come alive under the exhilarating glare of Friday Night Lights! "One of the greatest sports stories ever told" (Sports Illustrated) is now "one of the greatest sports movies ever made!" (Larry King) Based on the perennial nonfiction bestseller by H.G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights looks at high school football in the harsh light of reality, finding heart and hardness while stirring our emotions. Actor-director Peter Berg (Very Bad Things, The Rundown) is Bissinger's cousin; he knows the material well, and understands how an obsession with winning turns high school kids into somber, over-pressured gladiators--expendable soldiers in a community war against shame and obscurity. The fact-based story focuses on the 1988 football season of Odessa-Permian high school in West Texas, and as a fast-paced sports movie, Berg delivers the goods with a rousing, frenetically styled crowd-pleaser. But there's darkness in this tale of weary underdogs, including an abusive father (well-played by country music star Tim McGraw), threatening townsfolk, an injured star running back (Derek Luke), a tormented quarterback (Lucas Black), and the melancholy coach (Billy Bob Thornton) who takes his team to the finals. Berg's film could use less flashy cutting and more drama to support its gridiron intensity, but Friday Night Lights offers a refreshing alternative to the conventional sports movie, and makes a perfect triple-feature with the equally exciting documentaries Go Tigers! and The Last Game. --Jeff Shannon
Run Time: 118
Release Date: 5/22/2007
BILLY BOB THORNTON LUCAS BLACK
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Manufacturer: Fox Searchlight
Just wright stars queen latifah (bringing down the house; valentine's day) as leslie wright; a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with nba all-star scott mcknight (common date night). All is going well until leslie finds herself falling for scott; forcing her to choose between the gig of a lifetime and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her romantic overtures; mcknight is instead drawn to the affections of leslie's gorgeous childhood friend morgan (paula patton - precious); who has her sights set on being an nba trophy wife. Is leslie destined to play the role of "best friend" forever or will scott finally see that what he always wanted is right in front of him? Set against the exciting world of championship basketball; the game of love takes on the battle of the sexes in the romantic sports comedy just wright; starring three of hollywood's most charismatic personalities as they navigate the full-court-press of love.
Manufacturer: HBO Studios
Brand: HBO HOME VIDEO
The Cannonball Run brings Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a mad-cap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead. Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper) is at the helm of this wild action-comedy inspired by an actual event: The Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash â€“ an anything-goes (and thoroughly illegal) competition that has grown to legendary proportions.
Moira Kelly (Dangerous Beauty, "The West Wing") and D. B. Sweeney (Roommates, Memphis Belle) star as polar opposites who unite on the ice for a shot at Olympic gold in this inspirational romantic comedy from acclaimed director Paul M. Glaser (The Running Man). Brimming with wit, charm and plenty of breathtaking sports action, The Cutting Edge is a real winner! She's a rich and refined pairs figure skater whose prima donna attitude has her skating solo. He's a brash, blue-collar hockey champion with a new injury and no future. With nothing in common but their dream of reaching the Olympics, Kate and Doug are each other's last resort. Reluctantly, they join forces, but its not long before the barbs â€“ and sparks â€“ start flying as the unlikely pair skate towards the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance at a medal...and a chance at love.
Manufacturer: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Brand: Buena Vista Home Video
The studio that brought you REMEMBER THE TITANS now delivers another winner with this exciting and inspirational true story of the team that changed college basketball -- and the nation -- forever! Josh Lucas (SWEET HOME ALABAMA) stars as future Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins of tiny Texas Western University, who bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup. In a turbulent time of social and political change, their unlikely success sends shock waves through the sport that follow the underdog Miners all the way to an epic showdown with all-white, #1 ranked Kentucky for the National Championship!
Stronger SeniorsÂ® Stretch and Strength DVDs- 2 disc Chair Exercise Program- Stretching, Aerobics, Strength Training, and Balance. Improve flexibility, muscle and bone strength, circulation, heart health, and stability. Developed by Anne Pringle Burnell
Manufacturer: Spectrum Music & Video
Brand: Stronger Seniors
The Stronger Seniors Stretch & Strength Workout Program is designed by Certified Fitness Instructor Anne Pringle Burnell to help seniors develop strength and to enhance the ability to function in daily life. These two fitness DVDs work together to improve your ability to be stable and balanced, to stay mobile, to go up and down stairs, to squat and pick something up, and to play with your grandchildren! Exercise at home regularly with the Stronger Seniors Stretch & Strength Program to increase flexibility, gain strength, and improve heart health and balance. The Stronger Seniors Stretch and Strength Chair Exercise DVDs are: designed specifically for seniors and the elderly, are performed in a slow, relaxing pace; and are safe, simple and effective. This set contains two DVDs containing two complete programs.