Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues

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Director: Brian Robbins

Cast: Brian Robbins, James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker

     
 

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In his first feature following the success of television's Dawson's Creek, James Van Der Beek stars as Jonathan Moxon, the back-up quarterback on his high-school football team, the West Canaan Coyotes. In West Canaan, the only thing that matters is football, and the man who matters is the one with 22 divisional championships, coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight). Mox, as the… See more details below

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In his first feature following the success of television's Dawson's Creek, James Van Der Beek stars as Jonathan Moxon, the back-up quarterback on his high-school football team, the West Canaan Coyotes. In West Canaan, the only thing that matters is football, and the man who matters is the one with 22 divisional championships, coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight). Mox, as the young "A" student is called, is wrapping up his senior year on his way to Brown University in the shadow of his childhood friend, star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker). With only five games until the end of the season, Kilmer pushes his players too hard, and Lance suffers a career-ending injury, forcing Mox to play and win the game. Now the starter, Mox must deal with his newfound celebrity; the attentions of Lance's girlfriend, head-cheerleader Darcy (Ali Larter); prevent his friends and fellow players Billy Bob (Ron Lester) and Tweeder (Scott Caan) from self-destructing; prevent Coach Kilmer from crushing everybody; and hold on to his own girlfriend, Lance's sister Jules (Amy Smart). Oh, and Mox must also win the championship and prove himself the hero.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A kind of '90s update of the Tom Cruise teen drama All the Right Moves, this bid to create a leading man status for television heartthrob James Van Der Beek is surprisingly enjoyable, even when you anticipate its every move. Set in a football-loving Texas town, the film scores in its depiction of a small town swallowed up by the allure of the "big game." The film makes an intriguing case for good-looking misanthropes who are wrenched into the mania of hometown sports, but ultimately it says nothing new about teenagers. Sandwiched in with some effective scenes are the requisite boozing, sex and raucous behavior typical of lesser teen comedies, which never elevates the film. This was one of the first productions from MTV Films, who had a sizable hit with this feature, released just after the new year, ordinarily a dumping ground for Z-grade features that studios fear.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929301416
Original Release:
1999
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Sales rank:
26,453

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Van Der Beek Jonathan "Mox" Moxon
Jon Voight Coach Bud Kilmer
Paul Walker Lance Harbor
Ron Lester Billy Bob
Scott Caan Tweeter
Richard Lineback Joe Harbor
Tiffany C. Love Collette Harbor
Amy Smart Julie Harbor
Eliel Swinton Wendell
Thomas F. Duffy Sam Moxon
Jill Parker Jones Mo Moxon
Joe Pichler Kyle Moxon
Ali Larter Darcy
Tonie Perensky Miss Davis
Jesse Plemons Tommy Harbor

Technical Credits
Brian Robbins Director,Producer
Ned Bastille Editor
Gary Calamar Musical Direction/Supervision
Wendy Chuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Cohen Cinematographer
Keith Donnelly Art Director
George Fortmuller Asst. Director
Herbert W. Gains Co-producer
David Gale Executive Producer
Sarah Halley-Finn Casting
Jaymes Hinkle Production Designer
Ruben Hostka Co-producer
W. Peter Iliff Screenwriter
Mark Isham Score Composer
Elysa Koplovitz Associate Producer
Bob Krakower Casting
Tova Laiter Producer
Jennifer Murphy Sound/Sound Designer
G. Marq Roswell Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert M. Shapiro Asst. Director
Tad Smalley Set Decoration/Design
Van Toffler Executive Producer
Mike Tollin Producer

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