The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.

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Daniel Topolski
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Donald MacDonald
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Michael Suarez, S.J.
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Ruth MacDonald
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Dan Warren
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Rick Ross
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Nick Bonham
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Freddy Prideaux-Jones
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Morrison Black
Andrew Clover ...
Rob Atkins
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Patrick Conner
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Sam Peterson
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David Ball
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Mike Johnson
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Ed Fox
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The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.

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To be second is to be last.

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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15 November 1996 (UK)  »

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Miracle at Oxford  »

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The Cambridge crew in this film were played by members of the rowing squad from Imperial College, London, including several members of the British international squad. See more »

Goofs

The opening sequence depicts the end of the 1986 boat race and shows the event as being sponsored by Beefeater Gin as the crews cross the finish line. The film makers must have used actual footage from a different year, as Beefeater didn't actually take over sponsorship of the Boat Race from Ladbrokes until 1987, the year when the final race is supposed to take place. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Topolski: Back to the start, do it again
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Rocking Goose
Written by Tom King (as King), Johnny Paris (as Paris) and T.J. Fowler (as Fowler)
Performed by Johnny and The Hurricanes
Administered by Bug Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Atila Records USA
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They're not rowing, they're killing fish
16 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not only is it a poorly told story, with terrible directing and acting as others have pointed out, but the rowing in this movie is actually quite bad. There are a few helicopter/crane shots of actual Cambridge and Oxford crews rowing, but it's obvious that these were taken outside the context of the movie. While the actors seem to have had some coaching and practice before shooting started, it couldn't be more than a few weeks. Their technique is horrendous, even in the Boat Race sequence. For people that speak the language, expect missed catches, washing out, bodies flying everywhere, coxswains yelling "stroke! stroke!" . . . you name it, they mess it up, and all the while the boats are perfectly on keel. Anyone who would be in The Boat Race would look much better than these fools. This movie has been a running joke in boathouses and on rowing message boards for years. If you know anything about what a rowing stroke should look like, how a coxswain calls a race, the etiquette of conversation during a seat race, or the difference between 20 and 35 strokes a minute, you will not be able to keep from laughing at this movie.


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