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Sylvester (1985)

PG | | Drama, Family | 15 March 1985 (USA)
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.

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writer:

Carol Sobieski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Farnsworth ... Foster
Melissa Gilbert ... Charlie
Michael Schoeffling ... Matt
Constance Towers ... Muffy
Yankton Hatten Yankton Hatten ... Grant
Shane Serwin Shane Serwin ... Seth
Chris Pedersen ... Red
Ángel Salazar ... Tommy John
Arliss Howard ... Peter
Shizuko Hoshi Shizuko Hoshi ... Mrs. Daniels
Richard Jamison Richard Jamison ... Capt. Marsh
James Gammon ... Steve
Ariane de Vogue Ariane de Vogue ... Ariane
Norman Bennett ... Lenny
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Harris (as Pete Kowanko)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heja Charlie! See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Davis, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$172,814, 17 March 1985

Gross USA:

$385,687

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$385,687
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The horse was named after Sylvester Stallone. Stallone gave them permission to use his name in conjunction with the animal but no more than 7 times. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is being raped, she pulls out of character by obviously scratching what must be an itchy nose. See more »

Quotes

Foster: A horse has got less IQ than a hog, he's less efficient than a bicycle and a lot more expensive than a floozy. Me, I love a mule.
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Soundtracks

BIG TIME LOSER
Written by Steven Hufsteter
Performed by Cruzados
Courtesy of EMI America Records
A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Probably the best horse movie out there
7 March 2002 | by oneandonly_jennSee all my reviews

I watched this movie all the time as a kid, back when I didn't have a horse and I didn't have any way to be around a horse. Now that I do have a horse I still watch this movie, and I'm still grabbed by it. I can sympathize with Charlie, thrill as she competes and be totally hooked by the ending. I can even hear the theme music when I ride! Every time I see this movie, I want to go out and ride and compete - it really motivates me! And I must have seen it a hundred times, possibly more. I highly recommend this movie, it is one of the best horse movies out there and probably the best eventing/jumping movie I've ever seen.


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