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LISA LISA
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I starting watching it last night, I have to finish it though, it seems like lately I just don't seem to be able to make it through a whole movie without crashing.

It is driving me crazy, the woman at the beginning that Rob Lowe meets and goes and gambles with...who is she, and what else have I seen her in, I know I know her from something else, it just would not come to me.

Rob Lowe is so good looking in this movie.

I am liking it so far...even though it seems like someone stuck Rob Lowe in the middle of Harry Potter, and I am waiting to see which House he gets...Slithern or Griffendor...

I like the scene where he just jumps in the boat and starts rowing down the river showing off...I like the music playing in the background in that scene.

You know what I did notice, is the big stuffed bear in the professor's(or whatever he was) office, it looked just like the one in their bathroom in About Last Night...that bear sure got around in the 80's.

The dress that Lady Victoria has on, when he gives her a massage, that was hideous looking, but it was so 80's, but I have to say, I am glad it is no longer in style now.

I am going to have to finish it later, but I can tell already that I don't like Lady Victoria, and she isn't the right girl for him, but so far neither is Ally Sheedy....I'll have to tune in and see what happens.

What does anyone else think of it??

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I saw the movie when it 1st came out. It was among the 1st few movies that came out with the PG-13 rating started around the same time that Dreamscape came out. It was pretty cool. I don't remember that much about ie.
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Well "Oxford Blues" is total 80s cheese, I think that's why I like it. Well for a Rob Lowe movie, it's one of his best in my opinion.

The Las Vegas Lady is Gail Strickland and she has been in tons of stuff and actually still acts today. I remember her from the movie "The Man In The Moon" with Reese Witherspoon, did you ever see it? But it could be anything knowing you, like was she at your Halloween party last week?

Oops that movie is from 1991, so that couldn't be it, since you refuse to watch anything dated after 1989. [Wink]

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I looked her up....I don't think it was any of those movies listed...she definately reminds me of the woman Tom Cruise hooked up with in ****tail, but I knew that wasn't her.

I saw The Man in the Moon and liked it, maybe that was it...but it doesn't seem like it is???

I saw Gail Strickland was in Uncommon Valor with Reb Brown...wow...I would like to have been her for a few years!!

I haven't seen Uncommon Valor though, maybe I better find it.

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I finished Oxford Blues last night.

I remember having seen it now that I saw the end.

I definately remember the scene where he went to Lady Victoria's house with the kilt on- I mean even Rob Lowe did not look sexy in a skirt.

I like the end ...because they play that music again, when they all come back in to his room, and then you see them at the end having a party, and he kisses Ally Sheedy at the end...I really like that background music, does anyone know who did it...I looked at the end of the credits, but couldn't figure out if it was the Orchestra playing it, or if it was an actual song...

Overall, I would definately watch this movie again...it was well worth the $1.99 at Vintage Video!!

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I have never seen this movie all of the way through. Isn't Amanda Pays in it? Did we ever determine if Vintage Video had a website for all of these older film???
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Jessica, I don't know if they have a website or not, you should send cindy a PM about it. All the best movies there were only $1.99, and media mail cost practically nothing, so maybe they even have a phone number and you could call them and ask them to look for a certain movie, or get on a list if they have one, if they get a certain movie, that is an idea.

Amanda Pays was in it, she played Lady Victoria. She was Ok, she definately fit the part.

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Just bought and watched Oxford Blues (1984)
I just realised that it was released on dvd here in scandinavia.

I liked it, the cast is great and it has that early 80s feel.
And yeah, there was some good tunes on the soundtrack.

You can see also uncredited Chad Lowe right in the beginning of the movie.

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Why is there black in the union flag?!
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Lovers with Cassie
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I'm unaware if any of you people know this, but Oxford Blues is a remake of a 1930s British-American film A Yank at Oxford in which Robert Taylor is a conceited American trying to adjust to life at Oxford University as well as vice versa.

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They're both typical 'clash of cultures' films. The reality is an American would have no trouble fitting in at Oxford, which has always had people from around the globe attending (even in the black-and-white past).

I don't want to ruin the illusion for you. They're both fun movies: "He's an American - they're not... with hilarious results!"

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