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International Velvet (1978)

Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.

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John Seaton
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Mr. Curtis
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Beth
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Tim
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Roger
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Mike
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Howard
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Storyline

This sequel to the 1944 Elizabeth Taylor film National Velvet focuses on Sarah Brown, a young, recently orphaned American girl sent to England to live with her aunt - a now grown Velvet Brown. The troubled Sarah is only interested in one thing; horses, and has clearly inherited her aunt's talent. She and her horse Arizona Pie (son of Velvet's Grand National winning stead The Pie) work their way up through the world of eventing, finally being selected for the British Olympic Squad, growing up and finding love along the way. Written by Liz L

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Drama | Family | Sport

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1 September 1978 (Denmark)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers wanted Elizabeth Taylor to reprise her role as Velvet Brown. See more »

Goofs

During the scene while on board the aircraft when Roger's horse becomes agitated and the vet must give the horse a tranquilizer. The needle on the syringe is present when he fills the syringe, then disappears as he turns to administer the shot then re-appears after the shot is given. See more »

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Follows National Velvet (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
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A great horse movie!
8 October 2006 | by (Georgia, United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie, I cry every time...maybe because as a girl, I always wanted to ride in the Olympics, I don't know. Of course it isn't the same as the original, (another movie I love), but it's set in a completely different time...

The riding sequences were great, the references to the original were good, and overall, the acting was pretty good. Christopher Plummer was a surprise, and I loved Anthony Hopkins in his part as the taskmaster coach!

I own the video, and have shown it to my young daughters...they love it too!

A piece of fluff definitely, but for a girl who had a dream...it's awesome!


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