5.8/10
1,155
24 user 1 critic

International Velvet (1978)

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

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.00 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp
Phar Lap (1983)
Biography | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The true story of a Australian racehorse that becomes a champion with the help of a local stableboy.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, Richard Morgan
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

Director: Robert Dalva
Stars: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield
Black Beauty (1994)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Director: Caroline Thompson
Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time
Adventure | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard
Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
John Seaton
...
Captain Johnson
...
...
Pilot
...
Mr. Curtis
Sarah Bullen ...
Beth
...
Scott Saunders
...
Tim
...
Wilson
...
Roger
Martin Neil ...
Mike
...
Howard
Dennis Blanch ...
Policeman
Norman Wooland ...
Team Doctor
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

CERTIFICATE #: 25159 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 1978 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Sarah  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in Meeting the Challenge: International Velvet (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Tradtional
Arranged by Roger Barsotti
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Yes it is the best movie
13 December 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I love Olympics. Have been watching them since 1972, not a good yr I know, but still I love them. Anyway I was 16 when my dad allow me to go see this movie. Am now 45 and I can not understand why MGM has not allow this movie to go on DVD. I have had 2 VHS and am about to loose my 2nd one because of using it once to many times. Its a Beautiful movie, is about an orphan who is very upset that she most move to England to stay with an aunt that has no re-collection of. Sarah is trying to fit in. Her aunt Velvet Brown, along with her live in lover, they both little by little gives her the trust she needs so they can reach each other. But is not all love in this movie. Sarah must find her path in life and time has not proved her stay is the best way to go. Yet, her aunt gives her the most precious gift Sarah could ever have gotten. Her name...Arizona Pie. Born from The Pie. The original from the movie National Velvet.

Sarah manage to get her self in to the Olympics with the help of a arrogant manager played by Anthony Hopkin. They manage to win a spot in the Olympics and the hope for a second Gold Medal grows. Yes because in the first part, National Velvet, even though Velvet Brown did won the National Velvet, she never got to keep her price because she was to young to race.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?