Oxford Blues

Overview

This is an uneven modern remake of A Yank at Oxford 1938 from writer-director Robert Boris, the man behind such diverse earlier productions as Some Kind of Hero 1981 and Doctor Detroit 1983. Rob Lowe stars as Nick Di Angelo, an American hustler and parking attendant in Las Vegas who falls in love at first sight with a beautiful, classy British woman, Lady Victoria Amanda Pays. He follows her back to England and learns that she is a student at the prestigious Oxford University. Intent on wooing the object of his ...
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Overview

This is an uneven modern remake of A Yank at Oxford 1938 from writer-director Robert Boris, the man behind such diverse earlier productions as Some Kind of Hero 1981 and Doctor Detroit 1983. Rob Lowe stars as Nick Di Angelo, an American hustler and parking attendant in Las Vegas who falls in love at first sight with a beautiful, classy British woman, Lady Victoria Amanda Pays. He follows her back to England and learns that she is a student at the prestigious Oxford University. Intent on wooing the object of his affection despite their obviously different locations in the social strata, Nick manages to finagle his way into an admission at the school by paying a computer hacker for some illegal tampering. With his arrogant manner and self-centered worldview, Nick quickly offends nearly everyone he encounters, except fellow American expatriate Rona Ally Sheedy, who becomes his only friend. Nick also secures a spot on the rowing team, an experience that builds his character. A typical example of the mid-'80s "Rat Pack" film, Oxford Blues featured a soundtrack with several forgettable rock songs written expressly for the movie, interjected at intervals into the narrative through music video-style sequences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2009
  • UPC: 883316126509
  • Original Release: 1984
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rob Lowe Nick
Ally Sheedy Roma
Amanda Pays Lady Victoria
Julian Sands Colin
Julian Firth Geordie
Alan Howard Simon
Gail Strickland Las Vegas Lady
Michael Gough Dr. Ambrose
Aubrey Morris Dr. Boggs
Anthony Calf Gareth
Peter-Hugo Daly Malcolm
Aimée Delamain
Cary Elwes Lionel
Laura Francis Girl in T-Shirt
Charles Grant Student Photographer
Richard Hunt larry
Peter Jason Father
Carrie Jones Sandra
Chad Lowe computer hacker - uncredited (uncredited)
Hugh Morton Butler
Bruce Payne Peter
Jeffrey S. Perry Male Secretary No.2
Richard Pescud Male Secretary No.1
Pip Torrens Ian
Technical Credits
Robert Boris Director, Screenwriter
Patrick Moore Director, Editor
John Du Prez Score Composer
Cassian Elwes Producer
Paul Jabara Songwriter
James R. Symons Editor
Elliott Kastner Producer
Peter Kohn Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Chris Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Pip Newbery Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Pritchard Production Designer
John Stanier Cinematographer
Harold Wheeler Songwriter
David Wimbury Associate Producer
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