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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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 ...
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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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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

Tom Buchanan: Why did you laugh when I asked if some guy was keepin' ya?
Kitty O'Neil: Come on. Who would want a deaf girl?
Tom Buchanan: I might.
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Great Intro to Stockard Channing
24 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with previous comments that Stockard Channing's portrayal of Kitty O'Neil made me just want to give her a hug, and congratulate her achievements despite all the discouragements heaped on her that she couldn't do it. It's not easy to do a credible job playing a deaf person's role, but she nailed it. Because of her acting job, I wanted to know more about the real Kitty O'Neil as an example of how much a person with a "disability" can do with "attitude". It did throw me the next time I saw her in another movie, and realize that not only was she NOT deaf, but could sing! This role made me a permanent fan. I too wish I could buy a DVD of the movie. Sure, she has been good even with some of the comic roles. But I saw a very powerful dramatic actress, and am glad she finally got to do West Wing. If anyone knows if the DVD is available, I'd love to show others how capable she is in a dramatic role.


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