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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
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
Peter Kowanko ...
Harris (as Pete Kowanko)
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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 transfer from Shelly Boyle on Appaloosa to Sylvester, Rex Peterson used Tiz, Fox, Supertramp and Zane. 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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Grant: I don't want to go to Oklahoma either. There's nothing but trash in Oklahoma. They don't even know how to play football...
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IT'S OKAY
Written by George Callins
Performed by The Textones
Lead vocal/Carla Olson
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Ltd.
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A horse movie for everybody
11 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

If you're a subscriber to Western Horseman, this movie is for you. And if you're not, it's still watchable. Melissa Gilbert plays an orphan girl Charlie (livestock auction market pusher from Marfa, Texas) who learns dressage. Richard Farnsworth plays Foster, her boss, who helps her enter a cowhorse named Sylvester Stallone in the Rolex at Lexington, Kentucky. The movie shows that Gilbert must have picked up some horsemanship somewhere along the way. Actually, Farnsworth's character prefers mules. If you've never seen the Rolex, watching this movie is a good way to get hooked on it. It is quite challenging and dangerous. Also in this story are Charlie's two younger brothers and a love interest.


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