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Pat Jordan (article)
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Release Date:
21 October 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He had a dream but the dream had begun to sour...busting to break out he had to make... See more »
Plot:
A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Cruise ... Stefen Djordjevic

Craig T. Nelson ... Nickerson

Lea Thompson ... Lisa
Charles Cioffi ... Pop

Gary Graham ... Greg

Paul Carafotes ... Salvucci

Chris Penn ... Brian (as Christopher Penn)
Sandy Faison ... Suzie
James A. Baffico ... Bosko
Mel Winkler ... Jess Covington
Walter Briggs ... Rifleman
George Betor ... Tank

Leon ... Shadow (as Leon Robinson)

Jonas Chaka ... Mouse (as Jonas C. Miller)

Keith Diamond ... Fox (as Keith Ford)
Paige Price ... Tracy
Debra Varnado ... Charlotte
Donald A. Yannessa ... Coach
Kyle Scott Jackson ... Sherman Williams

Terry O'Quinn ... Freeman Smith (as Terrance O'Quinn)
Victor Arnold ... Henry the Bartender

Dick Miller ... Teacher in Auditorium
Clayton S. Beaujon ... Drunk in Bar
William L. Stibich ... Kurowski
Mercy L. Rigby ... Girl at Party
Emma Floria ... Angela (as Emma Floria Chapman)
Mary Mihaljevic ... Woman at Wedding
Dana Hoover ... Friend #1
Laurel Eatman ... Friend #2
Donald B. Irwin ... Principal
Darlene Dudukovich ... Civic Teacher
Valerie Zabala ... Gina
John W. Simkovic ... Detective
Bill Slivosky ... Detective
Greg Jacobs ... Guard
Thomas R. Boyd ... Official
Phillip Zdunczyk ... Walnut Heights Center
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barckhoff ... High school football player (uncredited)

Darren W. Conrad ... Walnut Heights Football Player (uncredited)
Sherri Taylor ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Chapman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pat Jordan  article
Michael Kane  written by

Produced by
Stephen Deutsch .... producer
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... co-producer (as Phillip Glodfarb)
Gary Morton .... executive producer
Lucille Ball .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Campbell  (as David Richard Campbell)
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont (director of photography) (as Jan DeBont)
 
Film Editing by
David Garfield 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Marci Liroff 
 
Art Direction by
Mary Ann Biddle 
 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Sugar Blymer)
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist (as Irving Buckman)
Anthony Esposito .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... unit production manager (as Phillip Goldfarb)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Emmitt-Leon O'Neill .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Douglas M. Keenan .... property master (as Doug Keenan)
Everett Olson .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Richard Friedman .... sound effects editor (as Dick Friedman)
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (as Bob Gravenor)
David M. Ice .... sound effects editor
Richard Overton .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Ramirez .... sound effects editor (as Steve Ramirez)
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Sperber .... sound effects editor (as Richard A. Sperber)
Paul Wells .... sound re-recording mixer
William Jacobs .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects (as Joe Unsinn)
 
Stunts
Reid Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Reid Rondell .... stunt double: Tom Cruise (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer
Norman Lang .... electrician
Eric Meola .... special still photographer
Charles Saldana .... key grip
Tom Stern .... gaffer
Michael Stone .... camera operator (as Mike Stone)
Bruce D. Spellman .... second company grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Clayton Hill .... extras casting
Sharon Hill .... extras casting
Pat McCorkle .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Hopper .... costumer: women
Eddie Marks .... costume supervisor
Joseph Roveto .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Wendy Greene Bricmont .... associate editor (as Wendy Bricmont)
Cari Coughlin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Brooks Arthur .... music supervisor
David Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor
Debra Young Carbone .... music production coordinator
George Doering .... musician
Bobby Emmons .... composer: additional music
Russ Regan .... music consultant: Polygram Records
Armin Steiner .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Skip Wilson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kevin Bowser .... stand-in for Craig T. Nelson
Sharon Clark .... assistant to producers
Dan Dewey .... location manager (as H. Dan Dewey)
Charlotte Dreiman .... production coordinator
Ellen Levene .... unit publicist
Lillian O. MacNeill .... script supervisor (as Lillian O. MacNeil)
Herb Rabinowitz .... production consultant
Lydia Telo .... assistant auditor
Rusty Warren .... auditor
Donald A. Yannessa .... football technical advisor
Mary Lou Devlin .... production secretary (uncredited)
Lisa Hackett .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Rubal .... thanks
Sherri Taylor .... thanks
 

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91 min
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Trivia:
The gridiron player position of Stefan Djordjevic (Tom Cruise) was defensive half-back.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Stefan takes his plaid shirt off twice in the locker room before practice.See more »
Quotes:
Steff:We didn't quit, you quit!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
UnisonSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Everything "Varsity Blues" tried to be, 9 December 2002
Author: Deceptikon225 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

I would have to say that this is one of the better movies realisticly portraying small town high school football to ever have been made. Tom Cruise gives a wonderful performance indicative of his future superstardom and even though Craig T. Nelson seems to be typecast as a coach, he plays the role to perfection. The scene of the big game against neighboring rival Walnuts Heights was shot so masterfully, you felt like you were on the 50 yard line. You could just feel the tension in the locker room before kickoff. Even though this film came out when I was 11 years old, I remember in high school our whole football team would gather at the coach's house the night before a game and watch this movie. I don't think that there has ever been a movie since that has come along that portrays high school football, its significance to Small Town USA and the young men who portray the roles of "Friday Night Gods" with such gritty realism as this film.

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