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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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Las Vegas Lady
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Doctor Ambrose
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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>

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Nick D'Angelo was a winner. Everyhting came easy to him. Until he had to risk it all for the only thing that ever mattered. 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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,486,418, 26 August 1984

Gross USA:

$8,793,152
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1.77 : 1
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Trivia

Lawrence Van Gelder described the film in 'The New York Times' as a "Gatsbyesque Romance". See more »

Goofs

When Nick is first invited to the party by Victoria, we see her with a glass in her hand. Soon he grabs two wine glasses from a server's tray, and goes to hand her one, and her hands are empty. Then they walk out of the room and seconds later, in the next room, they don't have the wine glasses so he pours them both a drink. 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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Stowaway
Words and Music by Mark Ryder
Vocal by Mark Ryder
(c) 1980 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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