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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Seaton
Captain Johnson
Nanette Newman ...
Mr. Curtis
Sarah Bullen ...
Scott Saunders
Richard Warwick ...
Martin Neil ...
Dennis Blanch ...
Norman Wooland ...
Team Doctor


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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1 September 1978 (Denmark)  »

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Many of the Olympic judges were - in real life - the coach drivers charged with carrying the actors to and from their hotel. See more »


When the horses are being loaded onto and unloaded off the aircraft, the engine covers are clearly displayed. These are only used when an aircraft is parked overnight, or stored out of service. They would certainly be removed long before flight (the crew are shown going through pre-start checks), and not placed back over the engines immediately after landing (they were visible as the "passengers" were getting off the aircraft). See more »


Follows National Velvet (1944) See more »


Fame and Glory
Music by Albert Matt
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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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