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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
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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 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.
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TIMELESS LOVE
Written by Tony Kinman and Chip Kinman
Performed by Rank & File
Courtesy of Slash Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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