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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

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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 horse Sylvester for competition was officially called "Sylvester Metz" named after previous owner Sue Sally Hale's stepfather Sylvester Metz (a.ka. Richard Talmadge) an iconic Hollywood stuntman. 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

JUST LIKE ROSES
Written by Steven Hufsteter
Performed by Cruzados
Courtesy of EMI America Records
A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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An all over feel good, get off your butt and ride your horse movie.
19 January 2001 | by lizzardlips6334See all my reviews

I watched this movie on TV and fell in love with it then. About five years later I bought it and watched it at least 6 more times. The acting must of been good because as a horse rider myself, I could see and understand the feelings that Charlie was going through herself. The only thing that made me rewind the movie back was the part where she caught Sylvester, calmed him down, and after it bit her in the arm you can notice the poor use of cartoon-like footage of the horse running away. Other than that I will always find this movie in my heart every time I think about giving up or when I need some encouragement to ride horses.


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