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

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  24 February 1979 (USA)
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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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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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Warren Porter
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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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Great Intro to Stockard Channing
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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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