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Sylvester (1985)

PG | | Drama, Family | 15 March 1985 (USA)
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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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
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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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Kon, zwany Sylwestrem  »

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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 »

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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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JUST A MATTER OF TIME
Written by Carla Olson, George Callins, Tom Junior Morgan, Joe Read and Phil Seymour
Performed by The Textones
Lead vocal/Phil Seymour
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Ltd.
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Fun but inaccurate
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie before I rode horses, and I thought it was very exciting! Then I watched it years later after having had a few years' experience riding and competing. Though it's an entertaining movie, there are real inaccuracies that come with the riding and competition portions. Some of it is simply bad equitation and performance, but some of it is also the filmmakers not representing the level of competition properly. Also, the time frame used from the idea of training the horse until the competition is ridiculous. As a horse movie, it is definitely not the worst, and for the most part I still enjoyed it, but if you know horses well enough, you will notice the glaring flaws.


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