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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

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 »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Colleges at Oxford University appearing in the picture included "Oriel College" (for the boys) and "Christ Church College" (for the girls). See more »

Goofs

The width of the street that the car gets stuck in. 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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Connections

Remake of A Yank at Oxford (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Oxford Blues
Words and Music by Paul Jabara and Harold Wheeler
Produced by Paul Jabara
(c) 1984 Paul Jabara Music BMI
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Age of Innocence
28 July 2003 | by trickriderSee all my reviews

What most impresses me about this movie and a few others from the 80's

like Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire is how they lack all the brash,

rude and obnoxiousness found in movies today! The young generation of

that time ( and every young person has thier time) didn't fill the

screen with crude language and remarks degrading to each other. In this

movie they still had enough good sense to not curse like uneducated

heathens! Seems like all the movies today just seem to fill the screen with one

F**k and a$$hole and sheeet and every other imaginable word you could

use just to see how many they can say in 90 minutes! It surely is a time gone by and perhaps we do live in a world that is

more realistic and streetwise, but it sure isn't going to make the world

a better place throwing obsceneties it in our face all the time! Oxford Blues was refreshing because it had some class even though it was

a simple plot and a simple movie. And Rob Lowe was one heck of a goodlooking


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