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Oxford Blues (1984)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 24 August 1984 (USA)
A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

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Nick De Angelo
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Rona
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Lady Victoria Wingate
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Colin Gilchrist Fisher
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Geordie Nevitts
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Simon Rutledge
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Las Vegas Lady
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Doctor Ambrose
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Doctor Quentin Boggs
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Lionel
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Peter Howles
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Gareth Rycroft
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Ian
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Larry
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Mr. De Angelo
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A young American hustler in Las Vegas spots a rich English Lady. Smitten, he pursues her to England, where his only chance of getting together with her is to enroll in Oxford and join the rowing team. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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He fell in love with a girl and conned his way into Oxford University just to meet her. Now he's learning how to be a winner. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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24 August 1984 (USA)  »

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A Descoberta  »

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1.77 : 1
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Trivia

The film was a remake of a A Yank at Oxford (1938) and was made and released about forty-six years after that original film. See more »

Goofs

Nick jumps in a scull and joins a race. Near the end of the race, from an overhead shot, he is seen tied for first place with another scull. The scene then changes to a closeup of Nick with the other sculler far ahead to his left. (That footage was repeated from an earlier scene in the race). The scene then changes again to show him winning the race. See more »

Quotes

Simon Rutledge: You'll row eights, or you won't row at all.
Nick De Angelo: Then I won't row at all.
[turns and begins to leave]
Simon Rutledge: Nick? *Colin* rows eights.
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Soundtracks

Find The Girl
Words and Music by Phil Thornalley
Produced by Phil Thornalley
(c) 1984 Offchance Ltd. ASCAP and Riva Music Inc. ASCAP
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Great movie with Rob Lowe's acting excellence
3 May 2003 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film with fine acting throughout. While the initial plotline might be slightly unlikely, the interactions of the main character while at Oxford are the real point of the movie, despite his initial reason. It is interesting througout the movie with a variety of well-rounded characters. The movie is well balanced between the action and excitement of the competitive scenes with the drama and romance at the heart of the story.


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