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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 Sylvester for competition was officially called "Sylvester Metz" named after previous owner Sue Sally Hale's stepfather Sylvester Metz aka. Richard Talmadge an iconic Hollywood stuntman. 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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AY TE DEJO EN SAN ANTONIO
Written by Santiago Jiménez
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records
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Probably the best horse movie out there
7 March 2002 | by (Philly, PA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie all the time as a kid, back when I didn't have a horse and I didn't have any way to be around a horse. Now that I do have a horse I still watch this movie, and I'm still grabbed by it. I can sympathize with Charlie, thrill as she competes and be totally hooked by the ending. I can even hear the theme music when I ride! Every time I see this movie, I want to go out and ride and compete - it really motivates me! And I must have seen it a hundred times, possibly more. I highly recommend this movie, it is one of the best horse movies out there and probably the best eventing/jumping movie I've ever seen.


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