- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 08/22/1984
"...Lowe is suitably nasty....Pays is indeed lovely....Ally Sheedy is equally appealing..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
With a bribe to a computer hacker to juggle the admissions list and a lucky night in Las Vegas to bankroll his tuition, brash American Nick De Angelo is off to England's prestigious Oxford University. He's not going for an education. He's going for romance. He'll get both in ways he doesn't expect.
Oxford Blues, as reviewers note, updates the classic era's A Yank at Oxford. Rob Lowe plays Nick, whose cockiness clashes with upper-crust tradition while he pursues co-ed Lady Victoria (Amanda Pays), a woman he knows only from her press clippings. But there's another pursuit driving Nick. He's a talented crew oarsman - a skill that may allow Oxford's elite to see that there's real fire behind Nick's flash.
A brash American kid is accepted at one of the world's most distinguished universities, Oxford, and there he is thrust into the unfamiliar world of upper crust English society. While adjusting to his new surroundings, he learns some important lessons about life.
A handsome hotel valet working in Las Vegas convinces a wealthy older woman, whom he's slept with, to bankroll him for a night at the casino tables. His substantial winnings are enough to pay for his studies at Oxford University in England. But once he gets there he's distracted from academic concerns by his attempts to make the school's rowing team and bed a lovely, blue-blood vision called Lady Victoria.