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Sylvester (1984)

Director: Tim Hunter     Starring: Melissa Gilbert
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40236702
UPC: 043396037427
UPC 14: 00043396037427
Category Keywords: Action  Adventure
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names sylvester and turn him into an olympic jumping champion.
Editor's Note
Melissa Gilbert made her film debut in this cowgirl fairy tale, as Charlie, a sixteen-year-old orphan whose love of horses and stubborn determination transforms her from a down-on-her-luck cowgirl into a skillful and prize-winning equestrian. While working at a Texas stockyard breaking horses, Charlie falls in love with an ornery bronco and names him Sylvester. When she loses her job, she must struggle to find a home for her two younger brothers and keep her dreams of becoming an Olympic rider alive. With the help of her old stockyard boss, Foster (Richard Farnsworth), she learns the riding skills she needs to fufill her dreams of competing in the National Equestrian Finals. The support and mentoring of ex-cavalrymen Foster helps Charlie to realizes her potential as she rides her beloved Sylvester in the competition. Directed by Tim Hunter, SYLVESTER is the sweet story of a young girl growing up and rising above her circumstances.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby, Hi-fi Stereo, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/25/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 103 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1984
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 03742
Video UPC UPC: 00043396037427
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Constance Towers
Video Cast Info Melissa Gilbert
Video Cast Info Michael Schoeffling
Video Cast Info Peter Kowanko
Video Cast Info Richard Farnsworth
Video Cast Info Yankton Hatten
Video Cast Info Carol Sobieski - Screenplay
Video Cast Info David Garfield, et al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Hiro Narita - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Martin Jurow - Producer
Video Cast Info Tim Hunter - Director
Plot Summary
While attempting to raise her orphaned younger brothers, the stubborn and determined Charlie (Melissa Gilbert) along with her cynical mentor, Foster (Richard Farnsworth), undertake the training of an ornery ex-rodeo horse, in hopes of bringing him up to Olympic caliber. A sweetly touching fairy tale of a young girl realizing her dreams and bucking the odds.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Sincerity that only the owner of a glue factory could hate....Nicely acted by [Gilbert]..." 03/15/1985 p.C8

"...[Gilbert and Farnsworth] deliver solid performances....A drama with decent values [and] quiet, steady pacing..." 03/20/1985

Los Angeles Times
"...SYLVESTER is a pretty neat movie..." 03/15/1985 p.C16

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gilbert,Melissa
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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