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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Charlie
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Matt
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Muffy
Yankton Hatten ...
Grant
Shane Serwin ...
Seth
Chris Pedersen ...
Red
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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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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The transfer from Shelly Boyle on Appaloosa to Sylvester, Rex Peterson used Tiz, Fox, Supertramp and Zane. 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.
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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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Sylvester's location
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as it was being made. I am in a car on the highway scene when the horse ran away from the corral. I was 12 years old at the time. I love this movie because I get to see my hometown and the landscape I grew up with.This movie is a perfect movie for the family to enjoy and add to their collection. For those that Do not know where this movie is shot, it is in West Texas. The location is also the same location of where the movie "Giant" was filmed in the 50's and the last movie with James Dean. Melissa Gilbert is a great actress and of the set was great to have in our community while filming.

I recommend that you take the time to watch this movie and take pleasure in the storyline. Charlie's character is that of independence and confidence. She makes this movie and her ability to make her role believable is superb. I have to say I have seen this movie over 20 times and does not ever get old.


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