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(1999)

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In the scene where Darcy (Ali Larter) sports her whipped-cream-bikini, shaving cream was used. Whipped cream wouldn't stick right.
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Paul Walker broke his leg during filming.
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Moxon (James Van Der Beek) wears jersey #4 in homage to Van Der Beek's favorite football player, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre.
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Ali Larter's (Darcy's) movie debut.
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Although the character Billy Bob was supposed to be an eighteen-year-old high school senior, Ron Lester, who portrayed Billy Bob, was twenty-eight-years-old at the time this was filmed.
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The Top Notch Restaurant is a real restaurant located in Austin, Texas. It was also seen in Dazed and Confused (1993).
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Joshua Jackson was considered for the role of Mox.
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University of Toronto trademarked the name Varsity Blues for its sports teams in the mid 1980s. U of T complained the movie presented sports in a negative light, and sued Paramount Pictures, settling for an undisclosed amount and setting up eight scholarships for academically accomplished student athletes.
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The book Mox was reading on the sidelines, hidden inside the team playbook, was Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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Plans for a television series based on the movie were planned. The series also was going to feature Ron Lester reprising his role as Billy Bob. But for unknown reasons the plans never got past the pilot episode.
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The cocktail waitress serving the football players (wearing the red dress) in the strip club is the real-life owner and C.E.O. of the Texas Bikini Team.
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The "New Tweeder Endzone Dance" was derived from the Ickey Shuffle, a touchdown dance innovated by Ickey Woods, running back for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1988-1991.
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The announcers weren't real actors. The announcers called local high school games in Texas. In fact, the announcers called a high school game in Texas that was labelled " the greatest high school comeback ever" between Plano East and John Tyler, in 1994.
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All the beer in the movie, though it appears to be Budweiser, is actually just labelled "Beer". However, in the barbecue scene, you can clearly see that the can Lance's (Paul Walker's) father puts on his head is labelled "Lonestar", an actual beer that is popular in Texas.
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Ron Lester spoofed his role as Billy Bob when he played Reggie Ray in Not Another Teen Movie (2001).
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The High School Fight Song played at the pep rally is the Texas A&M War Hymn.
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On the DVD trailer for this film there are several scenes that never appear in the movie. For example, there is a clip with Jules (Amy Smart) tells Mox (James Van Der Beek): "You woke up in the twilight zone....West Canaan, sex, and football. That's all there is." Another scene where a girl in the pep-rally asks Lance (Paul Walker) to sign her ass also never appears.
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The Ford on the movie poster is never seen in the movie.
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Two principle cast members have died since the movies release. Paul Walker, November 30, 2013, and Ron Lester, June 17, 2016.
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The scene in which Ali Larter appears basically naked but for the "whipped cream bikini" is generally regarded as the film's most iconic scene and possibly the most iconic moment of Ali Larter's career.
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In the locker room scene, one of the players has the name Robbins on his jersey, the name of Director Brian Robbins.
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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.
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Ali Larter and James Van Der Beek appeared in Dawson's Creek (1998).
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Ron Lester's character "Billy Bob" has no apparent last name. He is only referred to as Billy Bob or William Robert by all other characters in the movie, and he is the only player on the Coyotes' team to have no last name on the nameplate of either his youth football jersey or his varsity high school jersey. In both cases, the name on his back is simply "Billy Bob".
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Ali Larter and Amy Smart are best friends in real-life, and have been for twenty years.
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The practice field where Moxon tries to run the oompty-oomp play was the practice field for the Taylor, Texas High School Duck football team. As of this date, August 7, 2016, the Taylor Ducks no longer use this location, as they now practice at the new high school that opened in 2011. Additionally, the open fields seen in this scene are now gone, replaced by a large housing subdivision.
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Mark Robert Ellis: The football coordinator for the film played the referee during the West Canaan versus Gilroy game.
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