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See also Oxford University Ice Hockey Club, often known as the "Oxford Blues".
Oxford Blues

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Boris
Produced by Elliott Kastner
Cassian Elwes
Written by Robert Boris
Starring Rob Lowe
Ally Sheedy
Amanda Pays
Music by John Du Prez
Cinematography John Stanier
Editing by Patrick Moore
Release date(s) August 24, 1984
Running time 97 min.
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Gross revenue $8,793,152

Oxford Blues is a 1984 film written and directed by Robert Boris and starred Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy and Amanda Pays. It is a remake of the 1938 MGM film A Yank at Oxford directed by Jack Conway and starring Robert Taylor, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lionel Barrymore and Vivien Leigh.

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Oxford Blues is the story of Nick Di Angelo (Lowe) who is working in a Las Vegas casino to earn enough money to pursue the woman of his dreams — Lady Victoria Wingate (Pays) — to Oxford where, he believes, the only way to win her is to get into Oxford University and join the rowing team. After spending the night with an beautiful older woman (Gail Strickland), he gets enough money to make the trip across the pond and arrives at Oxford with his small sporty car — which promptly gets stuck between two walls in a very narrow street. And so begin the troubles of an American in Britain. Di Angelo is accepted into Oriel College, Oxford, and consequently large parts of the film are set in the college itself.

To help him along, the coxswain of the rowing team that Di Angelo joins is also an American, Rona (Sheedy). Di Angelo quickly finds Lady Victoria but also finds that she is deeply involved with another Oxford rower Colin Gilchrist Fisher (Sands).

Nick comes to learn not only the value of friendship, and love, but also the importance of keeping promises to teammates and to oneself as well as the importance of thinking beyond oneself.

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