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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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Robert Boris

Writer:

Robert Boris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Nick De Angelo
Ally Sheedy ... Rona
Amanda Pays ... Lady Victoria Wingate
Julian Sands ... Colin Gilchrist Fisher
Julian Firth ... Geordie Nevitts
Alan Howard ... Simon Rutledge
Gail Strickland ... Las Vegas Lady
Michael Gough ... Doctor Ambrose
Aubrey Morris ... Doctor Quentin Boggs
Cary Elwes ... Lionel
Bruce Payne ... Peter Howles
Anthony Calf ... Gareth Rycroft
Pip Torrens ... Ian
Richard Hunt ... Larry
Peter Jason ... Mr. De Angelo
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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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He fell in love with a girl and conned his way into Oxford University just to meet her. Now he's learning how to be a winner. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Descoberta See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,486,418, 26 August 1984

Gross USA:

$8,793,152
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
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Trivia

The amount of the bribe was US $1500. See more »

Goofs

Too many people wearing scholar's gowns. 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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Soundtracks

This Boy's On A Roll
Words and Music by Steve Benderoth
Produced by Steve Benderoth and Castle Coomb Productions
Vocal by Robert Gordon
(c) 1984 Castle Coomb Productions ASCAP and Runnymede Music, Inc.
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An 80s Rob Lowe movie without a key 80s Rob Lowe movie scene
29 May 1999 | by greenieSee 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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