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Goldengirl (1979)

PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport | 15 June 1979 (USA)
A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child in preparation of the Olympics.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

John Kohn, Peter Lovesey (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Susan Anton ... Goldine Serafin
James Coburn ... Jack Dryden
Curd Jürgens ... Dr. Serafin
Leslie Caron ... Dr. Sammy Lee
Robert Culp ... Steve Esselton
James A. Watson Jr. ... Winters
Harry Guardino ... Valenti
Ward Costello Ward Costello ... Cobb
Michael Lerner ... Sternberg
John Newcombe John Newcombe ... Armitage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Brown Andrea Brown ... Teammate
Nicolas Coster ... US Olympic Team Doctor
Julianna Fjeld Julianna Fjeld ... Ingrid (as Julianna Field)
Mischa Hausserman Mischa Hausserman ... Pilot
Phillip Mote Phillip Mote ... Loud fan
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Storyline

A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child in preparation of the Olympics.

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She was programmed to accomplish the impossible. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goldengirl See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,247,376

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,247,376
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Backstage Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final Hollywood movie of German actor Curd Jürgens. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally planned as a pilot for a TV mini-series and broadcast at 117 minutes; the version released theatrically runs 104 minutes. See more »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Karate Girl (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Slow Down I'll Find You
Sung by Susan Anton
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Bill Conti
Music by Bill Conti
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Passable Movie About Training for the Olympics
2 January 2019 | by mrb1980See all my reviews

"Goldengirl" was one of many attempts during 1979 to transform Susan Anton into a major star. She was everywhere during that year, including television, movies, and magazines. The star-making exercise was unsuccessful, but this film is fairly good despite its obviously intended star-vehicle status.

Goldine (Anton) is raised her entire life by her father Serafin (Curt Jurgens) to be an elite athlete through intensive training and medications. Now that she's an adult, Serafin invites a group of investors to put up big money so she can compete in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. There's an endless amount of training, talk, and maneuvering leading up to the big race, but will Goldine win?

The investors feature several recognizable faces, including James Coburn, Harry Guardino, Robert Culp, and others. Leslie Caron appears as a sympathetic doctor who tries to keep Goldine from going batty from all the attention. The film is acceptable entertainment...even though the U.S. boycotted the Moscow games! Anyway, Anton is very beautiful (and her acting is good as well) and it's fun to watch so many famous actors in a movie whose plot line is not very demanding.


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