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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

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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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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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 character of Lady Victoria Wingate (Amanda Pays) was loosely based on the real-life Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. See more »

Goofs

Professor Boggs quotes Casablanca to Nick, saying, "In the words of the inimitable Claude Rains... 'I believe this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.'" In actuality, that was Humphrey Bogart's line, not Rains'. 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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Connections

Referenced in Vicious! (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Find The Girl
Words and Music by Phil Thornalley
Produced by Phil Thornalley
(c) 1984 Offchance Ltd. ASCAP and Riva Music Inc. ASCAP
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Quite generic
25 November 2017 | by mandresgasaSee all my reviews

This film in my opinion shows Rob Lowe for teenager fans. The rest lacks of script, hooks, actings, even the history is plain and uninspired. The nice guy travel to England to know the girl of his dreams and the British despised him (In Oxford) but he succeed. Also the British characters are boring, tedious, predictable. I don't want to spoil but it's only a film to remember the eighties and Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy (Maybe the strongest point). The rest can't be much more accomplished and has some real flaws... specially on the script aspect. The scenes of rowing towards the river and competitions are the best of this movie. Only for fundamentalists of Rob.


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