Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Brian Robbins|
|Produced by||Brian Robbins,|
|Written by||W. Brian Robbins (born November 22, 1963) is an American Actor and producer, director and Screenwriter. Brian Robbins (born November 22, 1963) is an American Actor and producer, director and Screenwriter. Tova Laiter is an American Hollywood Film producer who had ongoing projects in the 1990s and most recently produced the MOW (Movie of the Week Elvis Peter Iliff|
|Starring||James Van Der Beek,|
Tiffany C. James William Van Der Beek Jr (born March 8, 1977) is an American television and film Actor, known for his role as Dawson Leery Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. Paul William Walker IV (born September 12 1973 is an American Actor. Alison Gertrude "Ali" Larter (born February 28, 1976) is a Saturn Awards -nominated American actress and former Jonathan Vincent Voight (born December 29 1938 is an Academy Award -winning American film Actor. Scott Andrew Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American Actor. Love
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||January 15, 1999 (USA)|
|Running time||106 min|
Varsity Blues is a 1999 film that follows a small-town high school football team and their focused coach through a tumultuous season. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) A minute is a Unit of measurement of Time or of Angle. The minute is a unit of Time equal to 1/60th of an Hour or 60 English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1999 in film involved some significant events and was arguably the most successful year for films released in the 1990s High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The players must deal with the pressures of adolescence and their football obsessed community while having their hard coach on their back constantly. In the small town of West Canaan, Texas, football is a way of life, and losing is not an option. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State.
Varsity Blues drew a domestic box office gross of $53 million. A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for Admission to a venue Its budget was estimated at $16 million. Some claim that the team in the film is based on the Permian Panthers, the football team at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas; the Panthers were the focus of the book and movie Friday Night Lights. Permian High School is a public High school located in Odessa Texas and is part of the Ector County Independent School District. Odessa is a city in Ector and Midland Counties in the US state of Texas. Friday Night Lights is the 2004 movie that documents the coach and players of a High school football team and the Texas
|James Van Der Beek||Jonathon Moxon|
|Jon Voight||Coach Bud Kilmer|
|Paul Walker||Lance Harbor|
|Amy Smart||Jules Harbor|
|Scott Caan||Charlie Tweeder|
|Ron Lester||Billy Bob|
|Ali Larter||Darcy Sears|
|Eliel Swinton||Wendell Brown|
The story revolves around Jonathan "Mox" Moxon (James Van Der Beek), the academically gifted back-up quarterback for the West Canaan High School football team. James William Van Der Beek Jr (born March 8, 1977) is an American television and film Actor, known for his role as Dawson Leery Jonathan Vincent Voight (born December 29 1938 is an Academy Award -winning American film Actor. Paul William Walker IV (born September 12 1973 is an American Actor. Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. Scott Andrew Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American Actor. Ron Lester (born August 4, 1970) is an American actor He is perhaps best known for his roles in the film Varsity Blues and the TV show Alison Gertrude "Ali" Larter (born February 28, 1976) is a Saturn Awards -nominated American actress and former Eliel Swinton (born 1975-03-27) played Running back Wendell Brown in the 1999 film Varsity Blues and is a former professional football James William Van Der Beek Jr (born March 8, 1977) is an American television and film Actor, known for his role as Dawson Leery Despite his relative popularity at school, easy friendships with several other players, and smart and sassy girlfriend Jules Harbor (Amy Smart), Mox is dissatisfied with his life. Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. He wants to leave Texas to go to school at Brown University. Brown University is a highly esteemed private University located in Providence, Rhode Island and is a member of the Ivy League. He also dislikes his football-obsessed father and dreads playing football under legendary coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight). Jonathan Vincent Voight (born December 29 1938 is an Academy Award -winning American film Actor. Bud Kilmer is a verbally abusive control freak whose philosophy can be summed up as "win at all costs. Abuse refers to the use or treatment of something (a person item substance concept or vocabulary that is harmful " Kilmer's philosophy finally takes its toll on Coyotes' quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker); It is revealed that Lance, who is Mox's best friend, had been manipulated into taking cortisone shots into an injured knee that finally gave out after being sacked. Paul William Walker IV (born September 12 1973 is an American Actor. Cortisone (ˈkɔrtɨsoʊn or /ˈkɔrtɨzoʊn/ (ˈkôrtəˌsōn or -zōn (17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone is a Steroid Hormone. Lance is rushed to the hospital, where doctors are appalled at the massive amount of scar tissue found under his knee.
In need of a new quarterback, Kilmer reluctantly names Mox to replace Lance as captain and starting quarterback. The move brings unexpected dividends for Mox, one of them being Darcy Sears (Ali Larter), Lance's beautiful blonde cheerleader girlfriend, who is interested in marrying a football player in order to escape small town life. Alison Gertrude "Ali" Larter (born February 28, 1976) is a Saturn Awards -nominated American actress and former Darcy even goes so far as to strip herself naked for Mox and then covering her private parts with whipped cream in an attempt to seduce him, but he rebuffs her as gently as he can.
Becoming fed up with Kilmer and not feeling a strong need to win, Mox starts calling his own plays on the field without Kilmer's approval. He also finally tells his football obsessed father off at one point screaming at him "I don't want your life!!" Kilmer, who becomes aware that Mox has won a full scholarship to Brown, warns Mox that if he doesn't fall in line, he will alter his transcripts in order to reverse the decision on his scholarship. A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual student scholar for the purpose of furthering their Education
Another friend of Mox's, Wendell Brown, is injured on the field shortly thereafter. Kilmer manipulates Wendell into taking a shot of adrenaline to deaden the pain from his injury, allowing him to continue even in the face of a permanent injury. Wendell, who is desperate to be recruited by a good college, grants his consent. At this moment, Mox tells Kilmer he'll quit the team if the needle enters Wendell's knee. Undaunted, Kilmer orders Charlie Tweeder, a friend of both Mox and Wendell, to take the snaps. Tweeder refuses. Realizing that he will be forced to forfeit the game, Kilmer loses control and attacks Mox. The other players break up the fight and then refuse to take to the field. Mox tells Kilmer that the only way they'll return to the field is without him. Knowing his loss of control has cost him his credibility, Kilmer tries in vain to rally support and spark the team's spirit into trusting him, but not one player follows him out of the locker room. Kilmer continues down the locker room hall, and seeing no one following him, turns the other direction and into his office. A changeroom The team goes on to win the game without his guidance. In a voice-over epilogue, Mox never played football again. The term voice-over refers to a production technique where a non-diagetic voice is broadcast live or pre-recorded in Radio, Television, Film, Lance went on to a successful coaching career, Wendell received a scholarship to Grambling, Tweeder drank beer and Kilmer retired, never to coach football again. Grambling State University is a public, Coeducational University, which is among the Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs in
The movie was filmed on location in Georgetown, Texas and Elgin, Texas and even used the local high school's football stadium. Georgetown is a suburban community in Williamson County, Texas, United States. Elgin ( is a city in Bastrop and Travis Counties in the US state of Texas. However, the University of Toronto sued Paramount Pictures for damaging the reputation of its sports teams, which bear the same name. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. The "Varsity Blues" name had been trademarked in mid-1980s. University officials complained that the movie presented collegiate sports in a negative light, arguing that the fictional coach was racist, misogynist, and homophobic. The lawsuit ended with Paramount reaching a settlement with the University of Toronto by paying an undisclosed amount to endow eight scholarships for academically-accomplished student athletes at the university. In addition, a disclaimer was put on the video and book, indicating that the team depicted is fictional and not based on the University of Toronto Varsity Blues athletic program.