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Varsity Blues (1999)

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A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.

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... Mox
... Coach Kilmer
... Lance Harbor
... Billy Bob
... Tweeter
... Joe Harbor
Tiffany C. Love ... Collette Harbor
... Julie Harbor
... Wendell
... Sam Moxon (as Thomas Duffy)
Jill Parker-Jones ... Mo Moxon (as Jill Parker Jones)
Joe Pichler ... Kyle Moxon
Mark Walters ... Chet McNurty
... Sheriff Bigelow
James N. Harrell ... Murray (as James Harrell)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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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 USA:

$17,515,723, 17 January 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,885,587, 18 April 1999
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The gentlemen's club (The Landing Strip) seen in the film is located east of downtown Austin off the Bastrop Freeway (U.S. Highway 183) north of State Highway 71 adjacent to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Another Austin landmark seen in the film is Top Notch Burgers located off of Burnet Road in north Austin. See more »

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When Billy Bob is shooting old football trophies the first one he shoots doesn't match the one he had in his hand. The one in his hand is of a person and the one that is thrown on the ground and shot is of a football. Then a moment later the one that was just shot ends back up in Billy Bob's hand. See more »

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Bud Kilmer: The hard work of so many, sacrificed by the disrespect of few.
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Written by Christopher Ward, Saffron Henderson, Oliver Leiber
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Best teen movie of the year!!
29 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

From the previews, you would think that this movie is all fluff. But, there is actually a story involved here. Kids trying to be all that they can be despite a winning-obsessed coach (well played by Jon Voight) and pressures by parents and the town. Van Der Beek plays "Mox" very well, and there is a great soundtrack. It is better than most of the teen movies this year and deserves a watch.


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