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Sylvester (1985)

PG  |   |  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 rogue horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an eventing champion.



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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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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Kon, zwany Sylwestrem  »

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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 »


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


Grant: Lord, bless this food and say hi to Mom & Dad. And bring me a 12-gauge if you can. Amen.
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Written by Steven Hufsteter
Performed by Cruzados
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A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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This needs to be Re-rated by the MPAA!
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PG Movie? There's Dreamer, the Shrek movies, Flushed Away and so forth are all PG movies. If you are looking for a family-friendly horse-related movie keep looking. I sat down to watch this with my 9-year old daughter. We didn't last long. An attempted rape, nudity, constant cursing ... not a PG movie for the average family.

How did this get a PG rating? If there is ever a film that should be re-examined by the ratings board this is it.

Bottom Line: If you don't typically entertain your kids with sexual violence, nudity, and prolonged and continuous cursing (plenty of GDs and so forth) then don't bother with Sylvester.

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