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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This is the story of Sonora Webster, a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson
Flicka (2006)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello
Flicka: Country Pride (Video 2012)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.

Director: Michael Damian
Stars: Clint Black, Lisa Hartman, Kacey Rohl
Flicka 2 (Video 2010)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian
Stars: Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, Clint Black
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Inspired by the novels of Walter Farley. After being shipwrecked on a remote desert island, courageous, young Alec Ramsay and a wild Arabian stallion named the "Black," form an irrevocable ... See full summary »

Stars: Mickey Rooney, Richard Ian Cox, Virginie Demians
Adventure | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young girl befriends a wild black stallion.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Biana Tamimi, Richard Romanus, Patrick Elyas
Adventure | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard
Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
The Princess Stallion (TV Movie 1997)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When her divorced mother dies, Sarah, a 15 year old Californian girl, is sent to live with her father on his farm in the Scottish highlands. There she meets a hermit (Fergus) who looks ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Haber
Stars: Ariana Richards, Andrew Keir, David Robb
Running Free (1999)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.

Director: Sergey Bodrov
Stars: Chase Moore, Maria Geelbooi, Arie Verveen
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Fallon
Stars: Peter Coyote, Jason London, Vivien Cardone
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

Director: Robert Dalva
Stars: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Foster
...
Charlie
...
Matt
...
Muffy
Yankton Hatten ...
Grant
Shane Serwin ...
Seth
Chris Pedersen ...
Red
Ángel Salazar ...
Tommy John
...
Peter
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Mrs. Daniels
Richard Jamison ...
Capt. Marsh
...
Steve
Ariane de Vogue ...
Ariane
Norman Bennett ...
Lenny
Peter Kowanko ...
Harris (as Pete Kowanko)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kon, zwany Sylwestrem  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Grant: Lord, bless this food and say hi to Mom & Dad. And bring me a 12-gauge if you can. Amen.
See more »

Soundtracks

AY TE DEJO EN SAN ANTONIO
Written by Santiago Jiménez
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not for kids
24 March 2006 | by (in Erie, CO) – See all my reviews

Parents, this movie is not for kids. I got this movie because my girls like horses and I wanted to see Melissa Gilbert in a different role. However, Melissa is no longer the innocent young girl from Little House on the Prairie; gratuitous profanity, sexual references, and frontal nudity during an attempted rape scene disqualify this as a family movie. It's unfortunate because the story line is actually good. Her hard work and dedication bring her to a decision point that will impact the rest of her life. As another review elsewhere wrote: while entirely predictable, and the story of a come-from-nowhere horse and rider may be cliché, the acting is believable and the riding shots are well-done.


7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What happened to Sylvester's Portrayer? Kismetra
great movie exposed breast or not beecee101
Richard Farnsworth Horse Dance? specterman
Discuss Sylvester (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?