It takes a hero to know what's worth winning.
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Closed-Caption
- Commentary With Director Brian Robbins And Producers Tova Laiter And Mike Tollin
- Football Is A Way Of Life: The Making Of Varsity Blues
- Two-A-Days The Ellis Way
- QB Game Analysis
- Billy Bob With No Bacon
- Theatrical Trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||James Van Der Beek & Jon Voight|
|Performer:||Paul Walker, Ron Lester, Scott Caan, Richard Lineback & Amy Smart|
|Directed by||Brian Robbins|
|Edited by||Ned Bastille|
|Screenwriting by||W. Peter Iliff|
|Composition by||Mark Isham|
|Produced by||Tova Laiter, Brian Robbins & Michael Tollin|
|Director of Photography:||Charles S. Cohen|
|Executive Production by||David Gale|
Rating: 2/4 -- Scenes work, but they don't pile up and build momentum. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- A serviceable 1990s teen flick.
Arizona Daily Star
Rating: 3/5 -- A paint-by-numbers story that offers no surprises and a hero and villain etched in white and black with few shades of gray.
New York Times
Rating: 3/4 -- Van Der Beek and Voight weigh in with convincing performances .
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Rating: 5/10 -- ...slick, well made, and well acted, but it takes no chances. Seems a wasted opportunity. Full Review
...Crisply directed....VARSITY BLUES is quite well acted...
New York Times
...someone could make a very interesting, nuanced film about the exalted place that high school football holds in some parts of Texas... this isn't that film.
Jon "Mox" Moxon (James Van Der Beek, TV's DAWSON'S CREEK) is the second string quarterback of the Coyotes of West Canaan, Texas. When the star quarterback (Paul Walker) suffers a knee injury just as the team is about to win their 23rd championship in 30 years, Mox is in the hot seat. Mox, however, is more interested in getting accepted to Brown, a view which is at odds with that of the pigskin-crazy town as well as that of militaristic Coach Kilmer (Jon Voight). But when Mox becomes a town hero for his football prowess, will his sights be swayed from his academic pursuits' This surprise hit from MTV Pictures was directed by Brian Robbins (HARDBALL).
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