The Replacements/Varsity Blues [2 Discs] [DVD]
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Overview

Special Features

  • The Replacements
  • 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries, HBO first look: The replacements and making the plays: An actors's guide to football
  • Feature-length audio commentary by Director Howard Deutch
  • Cast/Director film highlights
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Varsity Blues Deluxe Edition
  • 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
  • Bill Bob with no bacon
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Varsity Blues
In his first feature following the success of television's Dawson's Creek, James Van Der Beek stars as Jonathan Moxon, the back-up quarterback on his high-school football team, the West Canaan Coyotes. In West Canaan, the only thing that matters is football, and the man who matters is the one with 22 divisional championships, coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight). Mox, as the young "A" student is called, is wrapping up his senior year on his way to Brown University in the shadow of his childhood friend, star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker). With only five games until the end of the season, Kilmer pushes his players too hard, and Lance suffers a career-ending injury, forcing Mox to play and win the game. Now the starter, Mox must deal with his newfound celebrity; the attentions of Lance's girlfriend, head-cheerleader Darcy (Ali Larter); prevent his friends and fellow players Billy Bob (Ron Lester) and Tweeder (Scott Caan) from self-destructing; prevent Coach Kilmer from crushing everybody; and hold on to his own girlfriend, Lance's sister Jules (Amy Smart). Oh, and Mox must also win the championship and prove himself the hero. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi

The Replacements
The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike. Determined to play the team's schedule, owner Edward O'Neil (Jack Warden) recruits a ragtag band of scab players, to be headed up and whipped into shape by the retired veteran coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman). At the top of the recruitment list is quarterback Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a promising athlete until a catastrophic defeat in the Sugar Bowl dashed his confidence. Joining Falco on the team are Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones), a receiver who can't catch the ball; Nigel Gruff (Rhys Ifans), a chain-smoking Welsh soccer player; Bateman (Jon Favreau), a former cop with anger management problems; Fumiko (Ace Yonamine), a sumo wrestler new to football; and Wilkinson (Michael Jace), a convict on parole to the Sentinels. Can McGinty mold his new squad of misfits and no-hopers (who truly love the game) into a winning team? Brooke Langton plays Annabelle, head of the Sentinels' cheerleading squad (who has to contend with replacements of her own), and football commentators John Madden and Pat Summerall appear as themselves. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • James Van Der Beek
    James Van Der Beek - Jonathan "Mox" Moxon
  • Jon Voight
    Jon Voight - Coach Bud Kilmer
  • Paul Walker
    Paul Walker - Lance Harbor
  • Ron Lester
    Ron Lester - Billy Bob
  • Scott Caan
    Scott Caan - Tweeter
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