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International Velvet (1978)

Velvet's (Nanette Newman's) orphaned niece, Sarah (Tatum O'Neal), follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.


Bryan Forbes


Enid Bagnold (novel), Bryan Forbes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatum O'Neal ... Sarah Brown
Christopher Plummer ... John Seaton
Anthony Hopkins ... Captain Johnson
Nanette Newman ... Velvet Brown
Peter Barkworth ... Pilot
Dinsdale Landen ... Mr. Curtis
Sarah Bullen Sarah Bullen ... Beth
Jeffrey Byron ... Scott Saunders
Richard Warwick ... Tim
Daniel Abineri ... Wilson
Jason White Jason White ... Roger
Martin Neil Martin Neil ... Mike
Douglas Reith ... Howard
Dennis Blanch Dennis Blanch ... Policeman
Norman Wooland ... Team Doctor


This sequel to the Dame Elizabeth Taylor movie National Velvet (1944) focuses on Sarah Brown (Tatum O'Neal), a young, recently orphaned American girl sent to England to live with her aunt, a now grown Velvet Brown (Nanette Newman). The troubled Sarah is only interested in one thing; horses, and has clearly inherited her aunt's talent. She and her horse Arizona Pie (son of Velvet's Grand National winning steed The Pie) work their way up through the world of eventing, finally being selected for the British Olympic Squad, growing up and finding love along the way. Written by Liz L

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In Every Girl is the Woman She is Destined to Become...And in Every Woman is the Girl She Used to Be.


Drama | Family | Sport

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Nanette Newman was only cast after several A-list actresses had passed, including first choice Dame Julie Andrews. See more »


During the scene while on board the aircraft when Roger's horse becomes agitated and the vet must give the horse a tranquilizer. The needle on the syringe is present when he fills the syringe, then disappears as he turns to administer the shot then re-appears after the shot is given. See more »


Sarah Brown: I know exactly what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna chosen for the Olympic team.
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Follows National Velvet (1944) See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Arranged by Roger Barsotti
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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I love this movie
5 April 2005 | by MydarkbaybennySee all my reviews

This movie is my all time favorite movie. I want to be riding Arazonia Pi! This is definitely how i want my life to turn out (riding career wise)!!! Even better than National Velvet. If i could i would watch this movie day after day and i wouldn't even get the least bit sick of it. If you are an eventer you should definitely see this movie. It i an inspirational movie. Makes me want to go back to the barn and ride again or go to another event.The love that this girl has for her horse is wonderfully delightful. The support she gets from her aunt Velvet and her "Uncle" is also great. People from the age of 2 to 190 will like this movie. There are sad parts, happy parts, parts that make you mad, all kinds of emotions.

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Release Date:

1 September 1978 (Denmark) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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