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After star quarterback Lance (Walker) goes down with an injury, backup Mox (Van Der Beek) learns the perks of stardom in a small Texas town obsessed with high school football. It's not all free six-packs and groupies in whipped cream bikinis, however. He butts heads with blood-and-guts Coach Kilmer (Voight), whose win-at-all-costs philosophy is injuring his players. Mox leads the players in a rebellion against the coach, leaving the usual doubts about the inevitable "big game." The young cast does an admirable job lifting the material above the average jock flick, but it lurches into the gutter a little too often for some tastes.

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Available on Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sports Dramas, Team Efforts, Teen Angst, Cheerleaders, Comedy Drama, High School, Football, Texas
W. Peter Iliff
James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester, Scott Caan, Richard Lineback, Amy Smart, Thomas F. Duffy, Tony Perenski, Tiffany C. Love, Eliel Swinton, Jill Parker Jones, Joe Pichler, Ali Larter
Charles Cohen
Brian Robbins
Mark Isham
Paramount Pictures


MTV Movie Awards 1999: Breakthrough Perf. (Van Der Beek).

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Varsity Blues
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Varsity Blues is one of my all-time favorite movies! West Canaan, Texas is all about football. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer is trying to lead his Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon, a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. Mox realizes that being the starting quarterback brings more than he can handle, including popularity and women. Also, Coach Bud isn't exactly on the players' good list because of his "treating of injuries."