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
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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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Kon, zwany Sylwestrem  »

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Trivia

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 »

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: Lord, bless this food and say hi to Mom & Dad. And bring me a 12-gauge if you can. Amen.
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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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True Story!
27 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As much as people might make fun of the improbability of the story line, it is actually a true story. My mom has seen Charlie and Sylvester, many years ago albeit, at a competition, but they actually exist. I will admit I think it is a bit shaky and "no way" at times and Melissa Gilbert is a REALLY bad rider, it is true. My mom and I watch this movie a lot and though we laugh at the stupid parts, it really has a good story line, was relatively well made. The horse who played Sylvester is exceptional, but sometimes the bad riding skills of Melissa Gilbert draw away from that, but the thing that truly makes this movie amazing is the reminder that it is a true story. I am inspired by the movie and I truly enjoy watching this movie.


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