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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
In West Canaan, Texas, high school football reigns supreme. When starting quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) turns up injured, the Coyotes' ruthless coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight), must promote benchwarmer Jonathon "Mox" Moxon (James Van Der Beek) to lead the team in its quest for a divisional title. Suddenly thrown into the spotlight, Mox must deal with the pressure of carrying the aspirations of an entire town on his shoulders, as he struggles to pursue his own very different dreams.

Cast: James Van Der Beek , Jon Voight , Paul Walker , Ron Lester , Scott Caan , Richard Lineback , Tiffany C. Love , Amy Smart

Director: Brian Robbins

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Varsity Blues (1999)

Release Date: January 15th, 1999|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • Director Brian Robbins ("Good Burger") and screenwriter W. Peter Iliff ("Prayer of the Rollerboys") have wrapped their moral fable in a glossy package of hard football action and towel-slapping, hard-body fun that might seem exciting if you've never seen a movie before. show more

  • We are aware going in that Varsity Blues' cannot be a landmark of world cinema. Yet working within the tired formula, the picture turns out to be not so bad. show more

  • If you are willing to overlook the occasional missed block, clumsy tackle or dropped pass, there is more than enough in Varsity Blues to keep you engrossed. show more

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We Talk Super Bowl With 'Varsity Blues' Football Star James Van Der Beek

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Gabrielle Dunn on Feb 3rd, 2011 9:00AM

James Van Der Beek is best known these days for inciting Internet meme riots with 'Van Der Memes' and for the iconic role of Dawson in the teen drama 'Dawson's Creek.' But in 1999, long before...

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