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Trailer: Charles S. Dutton, Vivica A. Fox, David Banner in Film Based on Controversial 1988 Carter High School Football Team

Trailer: Charles S. Dutton, Vivica A. Fox, David Banner in Film Based on Controversial 1988 Carter High School Football Team

Charles S. Dutton, Vivica A. Fox, David Banner and Pooch Hall all star in the upcoming feature drama “Carter High,” which centers on the 1988 Carter High Cowboys, a formidable high school football team in Texas that overcame adversity to win the Texas State Championship. However, it is what happened after their championship season that rocked the world of sports: 9 of the 18 Division 1 scholarship players went on to commit a string of robberies, and all were apprehended before the start of their freshman college seasons, leading to national headlines, courtroom drama and eventual prison sentences. Their state title was stripped in January 1991, the trophy returned, the record book revised, and a best-seller titled “Friday Night Lights” was born.

In his 1990 best-seller, “Friday Night Lights,” author H.G. Bissinger chronicled Odessa Permian’s 1988 season, which culminated in a 14-9 state semifinal loss to Carter High – a book that some Carter players take some issue with, specifically the 2004 movie adaptation, which they say depicts them as dirty-playing thugs.

Former Carter High School football player Arthur Muhammad is directing “Carter High” from his own script.

Dutton plays the coach of the 1988 Carter High Cowboys. Vivica Fox plays his wife.

Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis is executive producing the film, with Play Now Enterprise and Tycor International Film Company, producing.

The movie now has a October 30, 2015 release date according to Box Office Mojo, and a trailer as well, which is embedded below:

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