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Oxford Blues (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  24 August 1984 (USA)
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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'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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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24 August 1984 (USA)  »

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A Descoberta  »

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Debut cinema movie for both actor Pip Torrens and actress Amanda Pays. See more »

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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

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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Breathless
Words and Music by Phil Thornalley
Produced by Phil Thornalley
(c) 1984 Offchance Ltd. ASCAP and Riva Music Inc. ASCAP
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An 80s Rob Lowe movie without a key 80s Rob Lowe movie scene
29 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

OK. I know that the wanna-be John Hughes movies of the 80s were all unilaterally flat, so the expectations for this film ran pretty low.

Still, after sitting through this crap there's one key thing I can't seem to get out of my head:

I just sat through an 80s Rob Lowe movie that had no nudity and only hints of sex in them.

The acting is awful, the characters boring and flat, the portrayal of Oxford an absolute insult, and the rowing scenes unexciting, uneventful, and inaccurate.

Unless you've got some wierd Ally Sheedy or Amanda Pays (or I guess, Rob Lowe) fetish, there's really no reason to see this one.


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