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
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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 »

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The depiction of the race includes real footage of the Boat Race in 1997 - the problem being that the crews are the wrong way round. This can be seen during one of the cuts between actor crew and actual Boat Race footage. See more »

Quotes

Morrison Black: So tell me something - what is it that makes Topolski such a hot shot?
Nick Bonham: I don't know, I've never understood it... Maybe he's hung like a horse?
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Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Published by Tree Publishing (BMI)
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Left me with a sinking feeling.
11 April 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Taking it's lead from the true story of the 1986 Oxford-Cambridge boat race, 'True Blue' is an attempt to convert this seemingly inconsequential event into a meaningful experience. The film fails because the relevance is only apparent to those with an interest in the subject, or those directly involved. Sure, there's an all encompassing metaphor for our ability to overcome obstacles in our path, and fight against the odds, but for that you would be better off with 'Rocky', or 'Chariots Of Fire' (which this film shamelessly rips off on more than one occasion). I don't doubt that all those involved were deeply passionate about the real story here, the people who made the victory so convincingly their own, but the film flounders due to some erratic performances, and some banal dialogue - not to mention an incredible anti-American streak throughout. It's a peculiarly English film, like the boat race itself, that will appeal to those with a vested interest and no-one else.


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