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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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Mrs. O'Neil
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Mr. O'Neil
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Charlie
Sammy Lee ...
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Richard Balin ...
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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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nice show from Stockard Channing
21 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Stockard Channing probably doesn't remember that she was in this movie, but it's a great biopic about a deaf stuntwoman. Deaf viewers should be warned that Kitty O'Neill was an oralist! Colleen Dewhurst and Brian Dennehy are also pleasing as Kitty's parents.


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