MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 152 this week

Oxford Blues (1984)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  24 August 1984 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 2,031 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 5 critic

A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 19 Aug 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 02 Oct 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 431 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Oxford Blues" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Oxford Blues (1984)

Oxford Blues (1984) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Oxford Blues.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Class (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis John Carlino
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
Youngblood (1986)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze
Square Dance (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Gemma is 13 years old lives with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Winona Ryder
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane
Maschenka (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: John Goldschmidt
Stars: Irina Brook, Cary Elwes, Sunnyi Melles
Masquerade (1988)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Swaim
Stars: Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall
Blue City (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Manning
Stars: Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi
Bad Influence (1990)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

Director: Neil Leifer
Stars: Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers, Adam Faith
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
If the Shoe Fits (TV Movie 1990)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A modern Cinderella in Paris: While the plain Kelly Carter jobs as a gadrobiere for the famous fashion designer Francesco, she dreams of designing shoes for him. However she can't win his ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Rob Lowe, Jennifer Grey, Élisabeth Vitali
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nick De Angelo
...
Rona
...
Lady Victoria Wingate
...
Colin Gilchrist Fisher
Julian Firth ...
Geordie Nevitts
...
Simon Rutledge
...
Las Vegas Lady
...
Doctor Ambrose
...
Doctor Quentin Boggs
...
Lionel
...
Peter Howles
...
Gareth Rycroft
...
Ian
Richard Hunt ...
Larry
...
Mr. De Angelo
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's conned his way into Oxford University . . . now he's learning to be a WINNER! [UK DVD] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Descoberta  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture was a loose uncredited remake of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's earlier hit A Yank at Oxford (1938) but produced independently for MGM in the negative pickup deal financing manner popular during the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

When Nick shows up dressed per the invitation, he is let in through the "dog room". As they walk in, that inside door is left open. He's inside about 2-3 minutes until he realizes what's up and then starts to sneak out, but now the dog room is full with the inner door closed. Who did this, and when? Those dogs weren't around anywhere before then. See more »

Connections

Remake of A Yank at Oxford (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

This Boy's On A Roll
Words and Music by Steve Benderoth
Produced by Steve Benderoth and Castle Coomb Productions
Vocal by Robert Gordon
(c) 1984 Castle Coomb Productions ASCAP and Runnymede Music, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Story Good, Lowe's Character Horrid!
5 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA.) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of the old "A Yank at Oxford," starring Robert Taylor and Maureen O'Sullivan. In the original, although Taylor's character was an overly-confident braggart, a lesson was learned because the guy really had a heart of gold and was able to sacrifice his own interests for those of others. He played a typical American idiot (i.e. the average college student) who comes into an environment of traditionalism and protocol, and adjusts to it. He was a well-rounded and sincere character whom the audience cared about. Lowe's characterization, however, was awful (I don't know if Lowe played it this way or if he was directed to play it this way). There is NO WAY anyone like this would be a student at Oxford. He was one-dimensional, obnoxious, and downright stupid. The entire movie just had the viewer wanting him to be hog-tied and thrown into the Thames, never to re-surface again, and to allow the other actors (especially Julian Firth and Julian Sands) to take over the film. Aside from Lowe's character, however, the other aspects of the movie are quite good, especially if you like the British university thing, and "Merry Olde England" in general.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Oxford Blues simon-cairns1
DVD REGION 2 Available at Amazon.co.uk champ1964
Region 1 DVD available direclty from Warner simonhowson
The soundtrack flshbk_2_80s
Stuffed Bear The_Snowdog
Nick and Colin are both bad Susan_Baudelaire
Discuss Oxford Blues (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?