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Sylvester (1985)

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

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kon, zwany Sylwestrem See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Davis, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$172,814, 17 March 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$385,687
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The transfer from Shelley S. Boyle on Appaloosa to Sylvester, Horse Trainer Rex Peterson used Tiz, Fox, Supertramp and Zane. 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

Grant: I don't want to go to Oklahoma either. There's nothing but trash in Oklahoma. They don't even know how to play football...
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Soundtracks

IT'S OKAY
Written by George Callins
Performed by The Textones
Lead vocal/Carla Olson
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Ltd.
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This needs to be Re-rated by the MPAA!
22 July 2007 | by wefr2002See all my reviews

PG Movie? There's Dreamer, the Shrek movies, Flushed Away and so forth are all PG movies. If you are looking for a family-friendly horse-related movie keep looking. I sat down to watch this with my 9-year old daughter. We didn't last long. An attempted rape, nudity, constant cursing ... not a PG movie for the average family.

How did this get a PG rating? If there is ever a film that should be re-examined by the ratings board this is it.

Bottom Line: If you don't typically entertain your kids with sexual violence, nudity, and prolonged and continuous cursing (plenty of GDs and so forth) then don't bother with Sylvester.


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