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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yankton Hatten ...
Shane Serwin ...
Chris Pedersen ...
Ángel Salazar ...
Tommy John
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Mrs. Daniels
Richard Jamison ...
Capt. Marsh
Ariane de Vogue ...
Norman Bennett ...
Peter Kowanko ...
Harris (as Pete Kowanko)


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)  »

Also Known As:

Kon, zwany Sylwestrem  »

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Did You Know?


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 George Callins
Performed by The Textones
Lead vocal/Carla Olson
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Ltd.
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An all over feel good, get off your butt and ride your horse movie.
19 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie on TV and fell in love with it then. About five years later I bought it and watched it at least 6 more times. The acting must of been good because as a horse rider myself, I could see and understand the feelings that Charlie was going through herself. The only thing that made me rewind the movie back was the part where she caught Sylvester, calmed him down, and after it bit her in the arm you can notice the poor use of cartoon-like footage of the horse running away. Other than that I will always find this movie in my heart every time I think about giving up or when I need some encouragement to ride horses.

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