Varsity Blues is a American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins that follows a small-town high school football team through a tumultuous season, in which the players must deal with the pressures of adolescence and their football-obsessed community while having their overbearing coach constantly on their back. In the small fictional town of West Canaan, Texas , football is a way of life and losing is not an option. Despite his relative popularity at school, easy friendships with other players, and smart and sassy girlfriend Jules Harbor Amy Smart , he is dissatisfied with his life.
Executive producers, David Gale, Van Toffler. When starting tailback Wendell Brown Eliel Swintonanother friend of Mox's, is injured on the field during the final game of the season, Kilmer pressures him during halftime into taking a shot of cortisone, as he had done with Lance, to deaden the pain from his injury and allow him to continue at the risk of permanent injury. He continues down the hall, and upon seeing that no one following him, turns the other direction and into his office. He is rushed to the hospital, where doctors are appalled at the massive amount of scar tissue found under his knee and determine that the effects of the injury are permanent and will prevent him from being able to play football for a year and a half, costing him his FSU scholarship.