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Sabrina (1995)

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An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Samuel A. Taylor (play) (as Samuel Taylor), Billy Wilder (earlier screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Linus Larrabee
Julia Ormond ... Sabrina Fairchild
Greg Kinnear ... David Larrabee
Nancy Marchand ... Maude Larrabee
John Wood ... Fairchild
Richard Crenna ... Patrick Tyson
Angie Dickinson ... Ingrid Tyson
Lauren Holly ... Elizabeth Tyson
Dana Ivey ... Mack
Miriam Colon ... Rosa
Elizabeth Franz ... Joanna
Fanny Ardant ... Irene
Valérie Lemercier ... Martine
Patrick Bruel ... Louis
Becky Ann Baker ... Linda
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Storyline

While she was growing up, Sabrina Fairchild spent more time perched in a tree watching the Larrabee family than she ever did on solid ground. As the chauffeur's daughter on their lavish Long Island estate, Sabrina was invisible behind the branches, but she knew them all below... There is Maude Larrabee, the modern matriarch of the Larrabee Corporation; Linus Larrabee, the serious older son who expanded a successful family business into the world's largest communications company; and David, the handsome, fun-loving Larrabee, who was the center of Sabrina's world until she was shipped off to Paris. After two years on the staff of Vogue magazine, Sabrina has returned to the Larrabee estate but now she has blossomed into a beautiful and sophisticated woman. And she's standing in the way of a billion dollar deal. Written by Cyril Morcrette <cyril@cln46fw.der.edf.fr>

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You are cordially invited to the most surprising merger of the year.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sabrina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,560,000, 15 December 1995

Gross USA:

$53,672,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,313,761
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Juliette Binoche was considered for the role of Sabrina Fairchild. See more »

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When David is confronting Linus in his office, David enters, Ron and Ron leave, David slams the door. When he does this Linus leans back in his chair. The camera pans back to David for a line and then returns to Linus who is still leaning forward at his desk, not having had time to get back to that position See more »

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[first lines]
Sabrina: Once upon a time, on the north shore of Long Island, not far from New York, there was a very very large mansion, almost a castle, where there lived a family by the name of Larrabee. There were servants inside the mansion, and servants outside the mansion; boatmen to tend the boats, and six crews of gardeners: two for the solarium, the rest for the grounds, and a tree surgeon on retainer. There were specialists for the indoor tennis courts, and the outdoor tennis courts, the outdoor...
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Rapsodie on a Theme of Paganini, 18th Variation
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by The London Promenade Orchestra
Courtesy of The Reader's Digest Association
Under license from Sony Music Special Products
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OK but better the first time around with Audrey
26 January 2001 | by s007davisSee all my reviews

Passable but overlong remake of the classic Audrey Hepburn vehicle will play best for those not familiar with the original. The cast(Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear) performs well and its production values are high but director Sydney Pollack's pacing tends to flag. By contrast, Billy Wilder's direction of the 1954 version is much tighter and quicker. Interestingly this "Sabrina" is 15 minutes longer than its predecessor but thanks to Pollack those extra 15 minutes feel like 30. Also, Barbara Benedek's and David Rayfiel's script lacks the wittiness that scenarists Billy Wilder, Samuel Taylor("Vertigo") and Ernest Lehman("The Prize," "North by Northwest") provided the first time around.

Bottom line: 6 out 10.


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