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Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story (1979)

Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil, a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.

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(as Steven Gethers)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Kitty O'Neil
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Duffy Hambleton
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Mrs. O'Neil
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Tom Buchanan
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Mr. O'Neil
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Charlie
Sammy Lee ...
Himself
Richard Balin ...
Accountant
Hildy Brooks ...
Interviewer
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Warren Porter
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Doctor
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Orchestra Teacher
Angelique Antonio ...
Kitty-age 2-4
Elkin Antoniou ...
Kitty-age 8-10 (as Elkin Antonio)
Robert Weaver ...
Second Director (as Robby Weaver)
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Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil, a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.

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Biography | Drama

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24 February 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie, Stockard Channing wears a bright yellow dress that she had worn previously in an earlier made for TV film called The Girl Most-Likely to...She also wears a white blouse that would also be worn in the film Safari 3000. These clothes are not from wardrobe but from Channing's actual closet. See more »

Quotes

Duffy Hambleton: I went through six years of college and all I ever learned was how I hated being like everybody else.
Kitty O'Neil: [Sadly] It's funny...
Duffy Hambleton: What?
Kitty O'Neil: That's all I ever really wanted.
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My first encounter with Stockard Channing
26 March 2003 | by (Damascus, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Being one of the five people who missed Grease (the other four were clinically brain-dead), I was enthralled with the performance of this previously unknown (to me) actress, who I had to believe was hearing-impaired. I loved her and wondered where I could see more of her.

Unfortunately, I appeared to be one of only five people to ever see THIS movie, and the other four were also clinically brain-dead, so I couldn't ask anybody who this woman was (as I had failed to remember her name).

When I later saw Stockard Channing in some silly comedic role (and couldn't believe she wasn't actually hearing-impaired), I was disappointed. When I said so, a friend said "But she's always been a comedic actress."

"No!" I protested, "She is a wonderful dramatic actress! Did you ever see this movie about a deaf woman...."

I am glad to see Stockard doing dramatic work frequently now (including West Wing). I wish I could see this movie again, but it appears not to be available.


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