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Sabrina -- Harrison Ford plays Linus Larrabee, a busy tycoon who has no room for love in his appointment book. But when a romance between his playboy brother (Kinnear) and Sabrina (Ormond), daughter of the family chauffeur, threatens one of Linus' business deals, the CEO clears his schedule for some ruthlessness.


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An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Sydney Pollack Dies at 73
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Director Sydney Pollack dies at 73
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... Linus Larrabee

Julia Ormond ... Sabrina Fairchild

Greg Kinnear ... David Larrabee

Nancy Marchand ... Maude Larrabee

John Wood ... Fairchild

Richard Crenna ... Patrick Tyson

Angie Dickinson ... Ingrid Tyson

Lauren Holly ... Elizabeth Tyson

Dana Ivey ... Mack

Miriam Colon ... Rosa

Elizabeth Franz ... Joanna

Fanny Ardant ... Irene

Valérie Lemercier ... Martine

Patrick Bruel ... Louis

Becky Ann Baker ... Linda

Paul Giamatti ... Scott

John C. Vennema ... Ron
Gregory Chase ... Ron

Margo Martindale ... Nurse

J. Smith-Cameron ... Carol
Christine Luneau-Lipton ... Ticket Taker
Michael Dees ... Singer at Larrabee Party
Denis Holmes ... Butler
Jo-Jo Lowe ... Red Head
Ira Wheeler ... Bartender
Philippa Cooper ... Kelly
Ayako ... India
François Genty ... Make-Up Assistant

Guillaume Gallienne ... Assistant

Inés Sastre ... Model (as Ines Sastre)

Phina Oruche ... Model (as Phina)
Helena ... Model
Katia ... Model
Andrea Behalikova ... Model
Jennifer Herrera ... Model
Kristina Kumlin ... Model
Eva Linderholm ... Model
Stefano Tartini ... Model

Carmen Chaplin ... Paris Friend
Micheline Van de Velde ... Paris Friend
Joanna Rhodes ... Paris Friend
Alan Boone ... Paris Friend

Patrick Forster-Delmas ... Paris Friend (as Patrick Forster Delmas)
Kentaro Matsuo ... Paris Friend
J.B. Benn ... Magician

Peter McKernan ... Helicopter Pilot
Ed Connelly ... Gulf Stream Pilot

Ronald L. Schwary ... Sheik (as Ronald Schwary)
Kenneth A. MacDonald ... Beggar
Alvin Lum ... Tyson Butler
Siching Song ... Mother in Hospital
Phil Nee ... Father in Hospital
Randy Becker ... Trainer
Susan Browning ... Secretary

Anthony Mondal ... Moroccan Waiter (as Saikat Mondal)
Peter Parks ... Senator
Compagnie Jolie Môme ... Street Singers (as La Compagnie Jolie Môme)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woodrow W. Asai ... Japanese Businessman (uncredited)

Eric Bruno Borgman ... Airport Employee (uncredited)

Michael Cline ... Head Butler (uncredited)
Christopher Del Gaudio ... Businessman in Window (uncredited)

Jerry Quinn ... Pizza Patron (uncredited)
Dori Rosenthal ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sydney Pollack 
Writing credits
Samuel A. Taylor (play) (as Samuel Taylor)

Billy Wilder (earlier screenplay) and
Samuel A. Taylor (earlier screenplay) (as Samuel Taylor) and
Ernest Lehman (earlier screenplay)

Barbara Benedek (screenplay) &
David Rayfiel (screenplay)

Produced by
Lindsay Doran .... executive producer
Sydney Pollack .... producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Ronald L. Schwary .... executive producer (as Ronald Schwary)
Original Music by
John Williams 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Fredric Steinkamp 
Casting by
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Brian Morris 
Art Direction by
John Kasarda 
Jeremy Conway (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
Amy Marshall 
Costume Design by
Gary Jones (co-costume designer)
Ann Roth 
Makeup Department
Stephen G. Bishop .... hair stylist
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist: Julia Ormond
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist: Harrison Ford
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist: Harrison Ford
Mary Cooke .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jean-Pierre Avice .... production manager: Paris
Thomas A. Imperato .... production supervisor
Ronald L. Schwary .... production manager (as Ronald Schwary)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome Borenstein .... assistant director: Paris
Joel Chernoff .... second unit director
Richard Patrick .... second assistant director
Michael Reichman .... dga trainee
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Tom Reilly)
Pascal Salafa .... assistant director: Paris
Art Department
Tommy Allen .... property master (as Thomas C. Allen)
Diana Burton .... assistant property master
Dennis Causey .... set dresser
Chris DeTitta .... lead person (as Christopher DeTitta)
Gerald DeTitta .... set dresser
Frank Didio .... construction foreperson
Anthony Dimeo .... set dresser
Rochelle Edelson .... production scenic artist
Ann Edgeworth .... property person (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
Gilbert Gertsen .... set dresser
Gordon Gertsen .... set dresser
Wendy Goidell .... floral designer
Vincent Guarriello .... construction key grip
Peter Hackman .... construction scenic artist
Jean-Michel Hugon .... art director: Paris
Gary Levitsky .... set dresser
Nicholas Lundy .... assistant art director
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist
Wayne Moss .... production carpenter
John Oates Jr. .... set dresser (as John Oates)
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (as Ronald Petagna)
Marc Pinquier .... property person: Paris
Joseph Proscia .... set dresser
Miriam Schapiro .... art department coordinator
Philippe Turlure .... set dresser: Paris
Ron von Blomberg .... supervising greens person (as Ron Von Blomberg)
Joseph Alfieri .... carpenter (uncredited)
Henry Antonacchio .... carpenter (uncredited)
Beth Kuhn .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jeffrey D. McDonald .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mike Montgomery .... construction grip (uncredited)
Scott P. Murphy .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sherryl Sachs .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Ari David Schwartz .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tyler Smith .... sculptor (uncredited)
Allen Stillman .... construction electric (uncredited)
Ginny Walsh .... prop artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... supervising adr editor
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
O.J. Connell III .... cable person
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Joe Earle .... sound effects editor
Mitch Gettleman .... sound effects editor
Meredith Gold .... assistant sound editor
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Ann Hadsell .... foley recordist
Robin Harlan .... foley walker
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising sound editor
Barbara Issak .... dialogue editor
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Jolly .... foley editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley walker
Myron Nettinga .... supervising sound effects editor
Rebecca Nicolaou .... assistant sound editor
Jeanine Payne .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Rosen .... foley editor
Adam Sawelson .... supervising dialogue editor
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Gordon Driver .... computer graphics playback
Lori Arnold .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Debbie Denise .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Jack Coffen .... electrician
Ray Collins .... camera trainee (as Raymond Collins)
Steve Comesky .... electrician
Gene Engels .... chief lighting technician (as Eugene Engels)
Michael Finnerty .... grip
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci .... camera operator (as Giovanni Fiore-Coltellacci)
Brian Fitzsimons .... second company grip
Raymond Fortune .... electrician
Charlie Freess .... first comapany grip: Paris
Dennis Gamiello .... first company grip
Donald Glenn .... grip
Tim Guinness .... electrician (as Timothy Guinness)
Rob Hahn .... director of photography: second unit
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
William Hines .... electrician
Victor Huey .... grip
Jay Levy .... first assistant photographer
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip (as Ed Lowry)
John Lowry .... rigging grip
Martin Lowry .... grip
Frances 'Buddy' McBride .... rigging electrician (as Francis McBride)
Peter A. Mian .... video assist operator
Richard C. Montgomery Jr. .... grip (as Richard Montgomery)
Fred Muller .... electrician
Chris Norr .... second assistant photographer
John E. Smith .... assistant chief lighting technician
Robert Stocklin .... electrician
Rodney Bauer .... grip (uncredited)
Patrick Bramucci .... gaffer (uncredited)
Paul Colangelo .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jean-Yves Freess .... grip (uncredited)
James Marchione .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kate Dowd .... casting: Paris
Alberte Garo .... extras casting: Paris
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Bill Kaufman .... casting assistant
Ronna Kress .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy Alberts .... costume supervisor: men (as Tim Alberts)
Donna Maloney .... costume supervisor
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Juliet Polcsa .... assistant costume designer
Bernie Pollack .... costume designer: Harrison Ford
Karl Turpeinen .... wardrobe production assistant (as Carl Turpeinen)
Joseph Zolfo .... wardrobe production assistant
Michael Anzalone .... set wardrobe (uncredited)
Kerrie Karcewski .... assistant costume buyer (uncredited)
Tim McKelvey .... additional wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Chris Maybach .... assistant editor: avid
Anne McCabe .... assistant editor: New York dailies (as Ann McCabe)
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Amanda Pollack .... assistant editor: New York dailies
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Karl F. Steinkamp .... first assistant film editor (as Karl Steinkamp)
Robert W. Steinkamp .... assistant film editor (as Robert Steinkamp)
Liza Sullivan .... assistant film editor
Philip Harrison .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
John E. Oliver .... music production set supervisor
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
John Williams .... conductor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Andy Brown .... music contractor (uncredited)
Harvey Cohen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Isabelle Gautier .... transportation manager: Paris
Steven R. Hammond .... transportation captain
Tom Heilig .... transportation co-captain (as Thomas J. Heilig)
Other crew
Noah Ackerman .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Sandrine Ageorges .... location manager: Paris
Ray Angelic .... assistant production coordinator
Christine Bodelot .... production auditor: Paris
Marcus Canty .... assistant auditor
Joanny Carpentier .... production coordinator: Paris
Alexander Cohen .... production assistant
Cheryl Compton .... production secretary (as Cheryl E. Compton)
Kathleen Corgan .... assistant location manager
Bac DeLorme .... production assistant
Clarence 'Benny' Douglas .... production assistant (as Clarence B. Douglas III)
Gordon Driver .... larrabee commercial
Gina Edmond-Feldman .... assistant: Mr. Schwary
Jane Emanuel .... assistant: Ms. Ormond
Derek Evans .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Julia Franz .... assistant: Mr. Pollack
AnaMarie C. Gonzaga .... assistant auditor
Gary Goodman .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Shawn Griffith .... production assistant
Raul Gutierrez .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Raul A. Gutierrez)
George 'Skip' Henfling .... production assistant (as 'Skip' Henfling)
Joseph E. Iberti .... location manager
Mary A. Kelly .... continuity
Katherine Kennedy .... production coordinator (as Katherine Kennedy Caruso)
David B. Leener .... production associate
Nancy Lefkowitz .... production assistant
Brian Mannain .... stage coordinator
Lilene Mansell .... dialect coach: Ms. Ormond
Mary Jo McGrath .... production assistant
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Phill Norman .... title designer
Donna Ostroff .... assistant: Mr. Pollack
Jonathan Schwartz .... location assistant
Peter Soldo .... production assistant
Chap Taylor .... production assistant
Heidi Topper .... assistant location manager
Susan Towner .... production auditor
Jennifer Wachtell .... assistant: Mr. Ford
Peter Weireter .... consultant: Mr. Ford
Michael Wild .... location liaison: Martha's Vineyard
Billy Wilder .... consultant
Julie Belthoise .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Sam Bruskin .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
David Campi-Lemaire .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Colleen Davie Janes .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Hummel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Geraldine Niche .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bruce Roberts .... addtl pa (uncredited)
Skip Rose .... stand-in: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Brian Rosenberg .... assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
Olivier Servanin .... assistant location manager: Paris (uncredited)
Robert T. Striem .... location assistant (uncredited)
Eric Yellin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG for some mild language
127 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:6 (bw) | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG

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A joke appearing a couple of times in the movie, where Linus is referred to as "the world's only living heart donor". Since this movie was filmed, a transplant operation has been perfected creating living heart donors. Clinton House, a cystic fibrosis patient, donated his healthy heart to John Couch in 1987 after receiving a healthy heart and lungs set from an anonymous donor - making him the first living heart donor. Since then, similar operations occur three or four times a year.See more »
Revealing mistakes: As Sabrina rides the train home from New York, she is photographed through the small vertically-rectangular windows of an old fashioned commuter train with sharp corners. Across the aisle behind her, the windows on the opposite wall of the train are broad and horizontally rectangular with rounded corners like a modern commuter train.See more »
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Sabrina:Once upon a time, on the north shore of Long Island, not far from New York, there was a very very large mansion, almost a castle, where there lived a family by the name of Larrabee. There were servants inside the mansion, and servants outside the mansion; boatmen to tend the boats...
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42 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Cinderella has nothing on her, 17 December 2002
Author: Dennis Littrell from United States

I was surprised at how good this movie is. A remake of a movie starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, directed by one of the greats of American cinema, Billy Wilder, is not exactly the kind of task for the faint of heart. The fact that Sydney Pollack (They Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969), Tootsie (1982), Out of Africa (1985), etc.) decided to do it must have raised a few eyebrows in Hollywood land.

And let's just say I had preconceptions as I sat down to watch this. No way could this be anything near as good as the original. And for the first twenty minutes or so I was not dissuaded. Julia Ormond, who was given Miss Hepburn's title role, seemed nothing far removed from ordinary; and Greg Kinnear, who played the playboy David Larrabee, seemed a poor imitation of William Holden. Of course Harrison Ford, I told myself, is another story, since he is the embodiment of the fulfillment of the desire of many woman, and a fine, accomplished leading man. He would be, I suspected, the lone bright spot. In the original, Humphrey Bogart, a little past his prime, and in not exactly the best of moods, and not entirely pleased with the relatively inexperienced Audrey Hepburn, played the cool tycoon Linus Larrabee with some distracted forbearance in what many consider one of his lesser performances. Surely Harrison Ford could improve on that.

He did, but what really surprised me was just how diabolically clever the oh, so romantic script by Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel turned out to be. I mean, Cinderella move over. Sabrina could not have achieved a more glorious existence had she died and gone to heaven. It is hard to imagine a more fulfilling fantasy for a chauffeur's daughter than what transpires here.

Quickly here's the premise of this celluloid fairy tale/romance: Pretty but ordinary Sabrina, born of working class parents, her father the chauffeur of the ultra rich Larrabees, grows up living above the garage in the palatial Larrabee estate. She watches the lavish parties thrown by the Larrabees from a spot in a tree and falls madly in the kind of puppy love that never goes away with the younger of the Larrabee brothers, David, who is the kind of guy who gives playboys a bad name. When she comes of age, she goes away to Paris (apparently to work for a fashion magazine: in the original Sabrina, she goes to a cooking school in Paris), picks up confidence and a new kind of eye-popping sophistication, comes back and...well, gets noticed.

The basic skeleton of this, the story from the first Sabrina (1954), which is dreamily romantic enough and then some, is greatly augmented here with some very fine psychological touches including developing Sabrina's character beyond the pretty and stylish to something bordering on the wise and heroic. Suffice it to say that we come away feeling she deserves every rainbow's end she gets. I can see Benedek and Rayfiel exclaiming with riotous joy as they are writing the script (trading e-mails perhaps): "They want romance, they want woman's fantasy? They want Sabrina to have a pot of gold and true love everlasting? How about riches beyond counting and the doting attention of the two handsome, very rich brothers? She can take her pick. We've give 'em romance, we'll give 'em dreams come true!" And they do. Not only that, but they keep us guessing about who gets the girl until the last possible moment, and they do that very cleverly.

Of course it helps to have professional direction by Sydney Pollack and a fine cast including Harrison Ford--at his best, by the way--and Julia Ormond, a hard-working and talented actress (I recall her from Smilla's Sense of Snow, 1997), who knows how to be cute without fawning, supported by Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, John Wood and Angie Dickinson. I mention Miss Dickinson because, as the mother of a perspective bride about to throw an incredibly lavish wedding, she gets to deliver this "let them eat cake" line: "We thought we'd use recycled paper" (for the wedding invitations).

The script is full of similar witticisms, some verbal, some like eye candy. For example, when Sabrina removes her glasses (the usual Hollywood signal for the adolescent ugly duckling to become a beautiful swan) after gaining sophistication in Paris, she quotes aptly but surprisingly from Gertrude Stein: "America is my country and Paris is my home." (Of course Gertrude Stein never heard of Paris, Texas--but that is another film, and besides, I digress...)

I also liked it when Sabrina is in the arms of her Paris would-be lover who kisses her, and--noticing that she is not as engaged as she might me–observes with perfect decorum, "I'm embarrassed that you're somewhere else."

Memorable was the shot of Harrison Ford momentarily looking jealous and hurt. By the way, he has a number of good lines, and he delivers them well.

I especially liked it when he sadly confessed: "I was sent to deal with you. I sent myself."

It is probably better if you haven't seen the original and can experience this on its own merits without the odiousness that sometimes comes with comparisons. Comparing Audrey Hepburn with Julia Ormond is like comparing Grace Kelly with Jennifer Lopez. They really are very different people. And comparing Billy Wilder's 1954 film (from the play by Samuel Taylor) is a little like comparing Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera with Andrew Lloyd Webber's.

Bottom line: see this for both Harrison Ford who wears the business-first character of the "only surviving heart donor" very well, and for Julia Ormond whose intense and beguiling performance makes us forgive her for not being Audrey Hepburn.

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