ComingSoon is excited to debut an exclusive clip from Under the Stadium Lights starring Milo Gibson and Laurence Fishburne. The inspirational football film is out June 4, 2021, in select theaters, digitally and on demand.
Check out the full Under the Stadium Lights synopsis below:
Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) star in this inspirational true story of a small town high school football team who beat all the odds to win their state championship. After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it will take the guidance of their team chaplain (Gibson) and a surrogate father figure (Fishburne) for them to realize what they can achieve when they stand united as a team. In this uplifting underdog story, the Abilene Eagles will once again soar in an incredible comeback that will be forever remembered in sports history.
In the clip below, Gibson gives an inspiring speech about the make-up of his team.
“These young men know how to play football, right?” says Gibson’s character. “This is a team that wins. We’ve all seen it. Today I want to talk about the things you don’t see. Whether it be the passing of loved ones or both parents being locked up. These young men have dealt with so much adversity. Absent parents, peer pressure, addiction, these men have experienced more in their short amount of time than most will in a lifetime. These young men made a choice that life doesn’t dictate their destiny. They made a choice not to be a product of their environment, but to be productive because of their environment. They made a choice that no matter what life throws at them, they will stand by each other, fight for one another like a family should. I believe that these boys are beacons of hope. Examples for our community [and the] world. We might not change the world, but we might change one person’s world.”