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In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mox
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Coach Kilmer
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Tweeter
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Joe Harbor
Tiffany C. Love ...
Collette Harbor
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Julie Harbor
Eliel Swinton ...
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Sam Moxon (as Thomas Duffy)
Jill Parker-Jones ...
Mo Moxon (as Jill Parker Jones)
Joe Pichler ...
Kyle Moxon
Mark Walters ...
Chet McNurty
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Sheriff Bigelow
James N. Harrell ...
Murray (as James Harrell)
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In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. "Varsity Blues" explores our obsession with sports and how teenage athletes respond to the extraordinary pressures places on them. Written by Steven Chea <schea@mail.utexas.edu>

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It takes a hero to know what's worth winning. See more »

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Rated R for strong language throughout, sexuality and nudity, and some substance abuse | See all certifications »

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15 January 1999 (USA)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£139,211 (UK) (10 September 1999)

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ESP 8,749,775 (Spain) (13 July 2001)
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Paul Walker actually broke his leg during filming. See more »

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In the cookout scene, Lance switches between seats at the table. He is one seat away from Mox, the camera cuts away, then he is next to him, then one seat away again when Mox gets up to throw the football at the beer can on his dad's head. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: These kids there just running around wild these days. Them kids last night they stole a cop car.
Bar Man: NO?
Police Officer: Yes! And then they exposed theyselves!
Bar Man: Exposed theyselves?
Police Officer: Yes! They put them wieners on the glass at the Alano Club, while the ladies were rehearsing the Christmas pageant.
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Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

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Texas Flood
Written by Larry C. Davis (as Larry Davis), Joseph W. Scott (as Joseph Scott)
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan
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A pleasant surprise
31 March 2000 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Since this is a teen-oriented film, I must confess that I wasn't expecting this to be very entertaining. However, thanks to a generally intelligent script and a great job by Jon Voight, this turned out to be surprisingly good. As you would probably expect in a teen movie, there are some scenes that seem juvenile and pointless, but thankfully, this film manages to limit these needless diversions. The central story, although a familiar one, is well written and rather interesting. Definitely worth checking out.


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