Varsity Blues

Continuity mistake: In the whipped cream bikini scene, when Mox pulls back from kissing the cheerleader he has whipped cream on his shirt. In the next shot it's not there.

Continuity mistake: When Tweeder is puling up to Mox at the convenient store he has 3 girls in the car with him. if you look closely when he is driving down the street there is only a driver and no girls in the car.

Factual error: Right after Lance gets hurt and Mox replaces him Mox's first play is a 40 yard pass for a first down after which everyone starts yelling he needs to stop the clock and the camera shows the clock moving. The problem is that in high school football the clock stops on first downs while they reset the chains so the clock should have stopped running until the first down markers were moved and the ref set the ball.

Continuity mistake: In the closing game, the score of the game is 17-7 but when Moxon is coming to the line, the score on the scoreboard is 14-7.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Mox comes downstairs and is talking to his father at the breakfast table his Father has his tie over his shoulder, then the little brother comes in the room and knocks the tie off his shoulder, then the camera goes back and forth and the tie is on shoulder, then off the shoulder. (00:03:36)

Continuity mistake: When Billy Bob is holding a camera when tweeter is about to hit the guy from the class of 1980, if you look towards the right, you see that Coke and Sprite cans are on opposite sides of the table. After the guy from the class of 1980 gets hit and the camera goes back to Billy Bob, you see that both of the cans are together and are on the other side of the table.

Continuity mistake: In the last game during halftime the team rebels against coach Kilmer (Jon Voight) and leave. This leaves Lance to be the head coach, but what about the other coaches? They didn't leave with Kilmer - where did they go?

Continuity mistake: When Lance gets tackled and tears up his knee his shoulder pad is sticking out of his shirt at one point then it is back in then back out again.

Continuity mistake: In the seen where Mox runs the "oopty-oop" in practice, Coach Kilmer comes out and starts yelling at Mox. Kilmer grabs Mox's face mask. His hand moves from holding the top to holding the bottom and back to the top again.

Continuity mistake: After the first completion to Tweeder the scoreboard says the ball is on the 38 yard line. An incomplete pass is the next play and all of a sudden they are on the 20 yard line. (00:10:55 - 00:11:45)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: The announcer says that Moxon just had a 40 yard scramble when playing the Broncos. It cuts to the scoreboard and the ball was only on the 20 yard line. (00:44:25)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: In the practice where Mox runs the "oopdy oop" Tweeder is thrown a pass right before Mox takes the field. If you look closely he drops the pass as he is falling.

Continuity mistake: In the first "Oopdy Oop" play in the game it has Moxon looking to his left, then cuts and he immediately throws right without ever turning. (01:32:10)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: In the game against the Wildcats, the first shot is of the team on the 45 yard line. He rolls back about 10 yards and gets sacked. The next shot is of the scoreboard and it says the ball is on the 15, when it should be on the 35. (01:04:00)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When Lance gets hurt, the guy who tackled him is partly laying on him, but in the next shot he's not on him at all. (00:29:50)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Lance is walking out of his house, a wide shot shows the screen door is shut. When it cuts to him he's walking out from inside the house and the screen door is already open. (00:04:35)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When the coach is yelling at Moxon and he's grabbed him by the facemask, he has an overhand grip in one shot and an underhand grip the next. (00:20:30)

Joel Gordon

Factual error: In the game against Gilroy, Gilroy would be penalized quite a few times for their bench being on the field.

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When Tweeder says he's going to have carnal knowledge of Billy Bob's pig, he has his arm on BB's shoulder so that BB's number was behind his arm. It switches shots and the numbers are in front of Tweeder's arm. (00:05:50)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When Tweeder blocks the punt against Gilroy, it shows him running and putting his arms up in one shot. In the next he's in mid-air. (01:35:10)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: In the shots at the beginning when driving to school Lance and Tweeder switch positions many times. First Lance is in the rear driver's side corner and Tweeder is in the front passenger's side corner. Then Lance is in the same corner and Tweeder is in the rear passenger's side corner. Then in the final shot Tweeder and Lance have switched corners. (00:06:00)

Joel Gordon

Plot hole: At the end of the game, they're trailing 17-14 with time for one more play from the 17 yard line. Unless the kicker was injured or something like that, every coach in every situation would kick a field goal in that spot to send the game to OT. Here, it wasn't even discussed.

Revealing mistake: In the game where Moxon has the 40-yard Scramble (against the Broncos) Tweeder seems to teleport around the field. He starts out on the far side (waving his hands), then has a block on the far side (as witnessed by the close yard marker), the scene cuts and he's on the near side of the field blocking (Moxon runs behind him), then he's on the far side (as Moxon gets up from diving Tweeder is behind him). Some fancy editing going on there.

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When the cop car pulls up on Moxon (with Tweeder driving) it says "West Canaan Sheriff," a local law officer. The next day the cop in the restaurant says "They stole a state trooper car" which is a totally different law organization. (00:40:15 - 00:42:35)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: In the game after Billy Bob passes out, the defense stops the opposing team and lance runs out onto the field. Billy Bob is already in the huddle. The next cut shows Coach Kilmer telling Billy Bob, who is on the bench taking oxygen, that he "needs him for one more series." (00:29:05)

Continuity mistake: When Billy Bob is knocked out on the field and his team-mates crowd around him if you look closely someone has the #4 on,but that can't be because Mox hasn't arrived yet and never had his helmet on.

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Lance and Darcey are having sex on the drier, when Billy Bob comes in to throw up they show her in one scene with her top down and in the very next with her top up but she hasn't changed positions.

Continuity mistake: When Darcey reaches in the cabinet to get the Sundea glasses she clearly has on flip flops. After going into the kitchen to put on her "whipped cream outfit" she comes out and in the reflection of the gun case where Mox is looking, if you look down at her shoes as she is coming out, she has on tennis shoes - you see her laces from the shoes flopping around as she walks.

Continuity mistake: In the first "Oopdy Oop" play it has Tweeder being tackled. It cuts and Tweeder is falling down again in the next shot. (01:32:10)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: In the last game against Gilroy, on the 16 yard pass to Tweeter, before Mox snaps the ball, you see the clock in the background counting down, 7:03, 7:02....etc. After the pass is completed, when Mox is coming to the line calling the next play, the clock in the background shows the clock at 6:55, 6:54...etc. Two pass plays later he hits Tweeter again for the touchdown and after all the celebrating, it shows the scoreboard with the time of 7:07 again. (01:33:02)

Factual error: In the final game for the district title, the opposing team would have had several penalties called on them for unsportsman like conduct for the breakdancing moves in the endzone, and all the other dancing the team did.

Continuity mistake: Toward the end, when Mox is about to lead the revolt against the coach, he completely loses his accent. Its especially noticeable when he is persuading one of the players not to take a painkilling injection.

Continuity mistake: When Tweeder is showing Mox the endzone dance, in the background you can see Lance getting shot up with steroids. When Mox looks into the room he's getting shot up again. (00:10:10)

Joel Gordon

Factual error: Right after Tweeder scores the first TD in the second half against Gilroy, it shows one of the Gilroy players on the bench take off his helmet while on the field and throw it down. This should be an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty as well as a too many men on the field penalty against them. (01:33:00)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When Jon Moxon is sitting on the bench during the Bingville game, reading the novel inside the playbook, the player standing in front of him (wearing a white baseball cap) is named Symonds, and is wearing the number 68. During the halftime of the Gilroy game, right after Moxon rallys the team with his speech in the locker room, Symonds is now wearing the number 9 (he jumps right in front of Moxon). When the players return to the field after the locker room rally to start the second half against Gilroy, during the opening kickoff, Symonds is again wearing the number 68.

Continuity mistake: In the first game Lance completes a pass to Tweeder down near the goal line (the ref waves his hands above his head which means completed pass and runs to mark the spot). The next play Lance passes the ball straight out into the flat to the running back, but it's at the 30 yard line. (00:10:55)

Joel Gordon

Revealing mistake: When Darcy and Lance are "having sex" on the drier and the overweight Billy Bob enters you can see that Paul Walker still has his underwear on (it actually looks a lot like a cup) but this would imply that they are faking the sexual noises.

Continuity mistake: In the first game when Billy Bob says, "We're punching it in for 6," the quarterback (to BB's left - BB plays right guard) is wearing number 5. Lance is number 7. (00:11:45)

Joel Gordon

Continuity mistake: When Billy Bob is drunk and shooting his trophies, one of the trophies he throws changes after it hits the ground.

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.

Factual error: District Titles are mentioned numerous times, but when Coach Kilmer is leaving the locker room at halftime of the last game all of the banners say "Division Title" which is not an award in Texas HS football.

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

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