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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick De Angelo
... Rona
... Lady Victoria Wingate
... Colin Gilchrist Fisher
... Geordie Nevitts
... Simon Rutledge
... Las Vegas Lady
... Doctor Ambrose
... Doctor Quentin Boggs
... Lionel
... Peter Howles
... Gareth Rycroft
... Ian
... Larry
... Mr. De Angelo
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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's conned his way into Oxford University . . . now he's learning to be a WINNER! [UK DVD] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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24 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,486,418, 26 August 1984

Gross USA:

$8,793,152
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Trivia

The name of the educational institution as per the word "Oxford" in the movie's Oxford Blues (1984) title was "Oxford University". See more »

Goofs

There is no architecture course at Oxford. See more »

Quotes

Nick De Angelo: I've been sent down.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Women of Questionable Morals (2005) See more »

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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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It's not about Rob Lowe; it's about growing up.
24 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the better "coming of age" movies I have seen. It's about an immature young man who makes up his mind to go to college at Oxford (long before he ever sees and falls for Amanda Pays) and then gets there. When he falls for Amanda's character and becomes a member of the Oxford rowing team, he learns a lot about integrity and honor and just being a man.

I found this movie much more deeply thought provoking than just the simple surface comedy (BTW, I never thought it was a comedy) about a brash American in a foreign country. Lowe plays the character perfectly, as a street-wise, intelligent, middle class young man with a desire to improve his lot in life.

His membership on the Oxford Rowing Team provides an interesting and realistic setting for him to learn about being part of a community and making a contribution to his team. His relationship with Amanda's character is a good platform for watching him learn about the difference between brazen boldness and real culture.

Through a series of mishaps and missteps, he learns the value of character, integrity, and honor. His passage from adolescent immaturity to valued adult friend and teammate makes this an interesting movie from start to finish. This is a great character study.


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