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Sylvester (1985)

 -  Drama | Family  -  15 March 1985 (USA)
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Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.

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Foster
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Charlie
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Matt
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Muffy
Peter Kowanko ...
Harris (as Pete Kowanko)
Yankton Hatten ...
Grant
Shane Serwin ...
Seth
Chris Pedersen ...
Red
Ángel Salazar ...
Tommy John
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Peter
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Mrs. Daniels
Richard Jamison ...
Capt. Marsh
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Steve
Ariane de Vogue ...
Ariane
Norman Bennett ...
Lenny
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Working in a Texas stockyard, breaking horses, Charlie's doing the best she can to support herself and her two brothers. But when she loses her job, she gets the idea to take her best bronco, Sylvester, and turn him into a lucrative profit by training him for three-day eventing. But since she knows little of dressage and show-jumping, it's going to take the help of her old boss, an ex-cavalryman, to get ready for competition. Written by Kathy Li

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The horse which was the stand-in for Slyvester was The Gray Goose who competed several times at the Horse Park at the Advanced level. See more »

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When Charlie is being raped, she pulls out of character by obviously scratching what must be an itchy nose. See more »

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BIG TIME LOSER
Written by Steven Hufsteter
Performed by Cruzados
Courtesy of EMI America Records
A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Fun but inaccurate
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie before I rode horses, and I thought it was very exciting! Then I watched it years later after having had a few years' experience riding and competing. Though it's an entertaining movie, there are real inaccuracies that come with the riding and competition portions. Some of it is simply bad equitation and performance, but some of it is also the filmmakers not representing the level of competition properly. Also, the time frame used from the idea of training the horse until the competition is ridiculous. As a horse movie, it is definitely not the worst, and for the most part I still enjoyed it, but if you know horses well enough, you will notice the glaring flaws.


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