Varsity Blues

Continuity mistake: When Billy Bob is going to talk to Lance at the beginning, he walks from a point about 5 feet in front of the truck instead of around the front of the truck. (00:04:50)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: During the game, when Lance gets injured, Mox has to throw the ball to stop the clock. You can hear the announcer say "the clock's still running, the clock's still running" Later in the film where Mox has to stop the clock again, you hear the same announcer say the exact same thing but in a complete sentence, meaning they used a portion of the sentence for earlier in the film.

Continuity mistake: During the last game when Lance is coaching, in one scene he has the headset around his neck, then on his ears and then no headset, and the on his neck and it continues this way for quite a few scenes.

Continuity mistake: When Tweeter drives up to Mox at the convenience store, he says the girls in the car are naked, but if you look closely you can see that the girl in the front seat has a pair of jeans on.

Continuity mistake: On Moxon's first play they start on their 25 yard line (huddled on the 15 and went 10 yards when the huddle broke). The announcer says he throws a 40 yard pass, which would put the catch on the 35 yard line. When Tweeder caught it he only got about five yards running, so when it couldn't have been on the 16, where Tweeder got up, or like the scoreboard said a second later. (00:32:10)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When Tweeder comes in the car he pulls in almost perpendicular to the sidewalk. Moxon stands next to the car when he gives the girl his jacket. When the car leaves, it's no longer perpendicular to the sidewalk and Moxon is standing about 5 feet from it. (00:40:45)

Joel Gordon

Charlie Tweeder: Say I'm stupid and I'm about to get hit in the nuts.
Billy Bob: That's funny.
Charlie Tweeder: Ain't it funny? That's what I mean. See they need to change the name of the show to America's funniest shots in the nuts.

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Trivia: In March of 1999 the University of Toronto won an undisclosed amount of money from Paramount Pictures as the result of a lawsuit for its unauthorized use of the trademarked name "Varsity Blues". U of T's intercollegiate sports teams have been known as the Varsity Blues for over a century and the university has had the name trademarked since the mid-1980s.

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Question: Could a High School football team really coach itself in the last quarter of the game? Wouldn't the ref not allow an injured player, such as Lance, to coach since he's not an official high-school coach? I always wondered this.

Answer: There's no rule in any sport, at least none that I could find, that requires a team to have, or listen to, a coach. Obviously in most cases it's a good idea, but if the coach were poor and/or working against the interests of the team, the players wouldn't be breaking any rules by simply ignoring them and listening to someone else.

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