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Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story (1979)

Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil, a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.

Director:

Lou Antonio

Writer:

Steve Gethers (as Steven Gethers)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Kitty O'Neil
James Farentino ... Duffy Hambleton
Colleen Dewhurst ... Mrs. O'Neil
Edward Albert ... Tom Buchanan
Brian Dennehy ... Mr. O'Neil
Jim Antonio ... Charlie
Sammy Lee Sammy Lee ... Himself
Richard Balin Richard Balin ... Accountant
Hildy Brooks Hildy Brooks ... Interviewer
George Petrie ... Warren Porter
Noble Willingham ... Doctor
Lisa Blake Richards ... Orchestra Teacher
Angelique Antonio Angelique Antonio ... Kitty-age 2-4
Elkin Antoniou Elkin Antoniou ... Kitty-age 8-10 (as Elkin Antonio)
Robert Weaver Robert Weaver ... Second Director (as Robby Weaver)
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Storyline

Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil, a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vitória do Silêncio See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie, Stockard Channing wears a bright yellow dress that she had worn previously in an earlier made for TV film called The Girl Most-Likely to...She also wears a white blouse that would also be worn in the film Safari 3000. These clothes are not from wardrobe but from Channing's actual closet. See more »

Quotes

Tom Buchanan: Why did you laugh when I asked if some guy was keepin' ya?
Kitty O'Neil: Come on. Who would want a deaf girl?
Tom Buchanan: I might.
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nice show from Stockard Channing
21 October 2000 | by EtoileSee all my reviews

Stockard Channing probably doesn't remember that she was in this movie, but it's a great biopic about a deaf stuntwoman. Deaf viewers should be warned that Kitty O'Neill was an oralist! Colleen Dewhurst and Brian Dennehy are also pleasing as Kitty's parents.


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