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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.

Director:

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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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Writer-director Robert Boris had previously written another film with the word "blue(s)" in the title that being Electra Glide in Blue (1973) around eleven years earlier. See more »

Goofs

The reflection of the equipment is visible through the revolving door as the Las Vegas Lady enters the casino after saying goodbye to Nick. See more »

Quotes

Colin Gilchrist Fisher: I'm sorry, but this is a private party. I don't mean to be rude, but...
Nick De Angelo: It's okay, Victoria invited me.
Colin Gilchrist Fisher: Oh, Victoria invited you. Well, if Victoria invited you, you'd better come and have a drink. What was all that nonsense of yours on the river yesterday? What was that about?
Nick De Angelo: Thought you could use the competition.
Colin Gilchrist Fisher: Oh did you?
Nick De Angelo: Yeah.
Colin Gilchrist Fisher: Well, thanks, when I need your help, I'll ask for it. Now you try this. This is an excellent wine from a superior vineyard.
[Hands Nick a glass of wine]
Colin Gilchrist Fisher: There you go...
Nick De Angelo:
[...]
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Referenced in Vicious! (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Great movie with Rob Lowe's acting excellence
3 May 2003 | by steven-109See all my reviews

This is an excellent film with fine acting throughout. While the initial plotline might be slightly unlikely, the interactions of the main character while at Oxford are the real point of the movie, despite his initial reason. It is interesting througout the movie with a variety of well-rounded characters. The movie is well balanced between the action and excitement of the competitive scenes with the drama and romance at the heart of the story.


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