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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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Peter Howles
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Gareth Rycroft
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Ian
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Larry
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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's conned his way into Oxford University . . . now he's learning to be a WINNER! [UK DVD] 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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Trivia

The name of the educational institution as per the word "Oxford" in the movie's Oxford Blues (1984) title was "Oxford University". See more »

Goofs

In the final race the oar gate opens and they lose valuable seconds getting the oar back in, at which point the Harvard team is several lengths ahead. So, the Oxford team catches up and passes the Harvard team, but if that happened, the pace they were on should have put them well ahead of Harvard yet we see them at almost the same pace at the finish line. Harvard crew didn't wait for them - they would have stayed on their pace. See more »

Quotes

Nick De Angelo: Don't make this a personal thing, Colin.
Colin Gilchrist Fisher: But it *is* personal. Isn't it?
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Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Women of Questionable Morals (2005) See more »

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Stowaway
Words and Music by Mark Ryder
Vocal by Mark Ryder
(c) 1980 Riva Music Inc. ASCAP
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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.


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