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International Velvet (1978)

Velvet's (Nanette Newman's) orphaned niece, Sarah (Tatum O'Neal), follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Enid Bagnold (novel), Bryan Forbes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatum O'Neal ... Sarah Brown
Christopher Plummer ... John Seaton
Anthony Hopkins ... Captain Johnson
Nanette Newman ... Velvet Brown
Peter Barkworth ... Pilot
Dinsdale Landen ... Mr. Curtis
Sarah Bullen Sarah Bullen ... Beth
Jeffrey Byron ... Scott Saunders
Richard Warwick ... Tim
Daniel Abineri ... Wilson
Jason White Jason White ... Roger
Martin Neil Martin Neil ... Mike
Douglas Reith ... Howard
Dennis Blanch Dennis Blanch ... Policeman
Norman Wooland Norman Wooland ... Team Doctor
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Storyline

This sequel to the Dame Elizabeth Taylor movie National Velvet (1944) focuses on Sarah Brown (Tatum O'Neal), a young, recently orphaned American girl sent to England to live with her aunt, a now grown Velvet Brown (Nanette Newman). The troubled Sarah is only interested in one thing; horses, and has clearly inherited her aunt's talent. She and her horse Arizona Pie (son of Velvet's Grand National winning steed The Pie) work their way up through the world of eventing, finally being selected for the British Olympic Squad, growing up and finding love along the way. Written by Liz L

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Taglines:

In Every Girl is the Woman She is Destined to Become...And in Every Woman is the Girl She Used to Be.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

CERTIFICATE #: 25159 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1978 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Doble triunfo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,009,238, 31 December 1978
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Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Norman Wooland (Team Doctor). See more »

Goofs

During the scene while on board the aircraft when Roger's horse becomes agitated and the vet must give the horse a tranquilizer. The needle on the syringe is present when he fills the syringe, then disappears as he turns to administer the shot then re-appears after the shot is given. See more »

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Featured in Meeting the Challenge: International Velvet (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Tradtional
Arranged by Roger Barsotti
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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A great horse movie!
8 October 2006 | by heatherdmgSee all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie, I cry every time...maybe because as a girl, I always wanted to ride in the Olympics, I don't know. Of course it isn't the same as the original, (another movie I love), but it's set in a completely different time...

The riding sequences were great, the references to the original were good, and overall, the acting was pretty good. Christopher Plummer was a surprise, and I loved Anthony Hopkins in his part as the taskmaster coach!

I own the video, and have shown it to my young daughters...they love it too!

A piece of fluff definitely, but for a girl who had a dream...it's awesome!


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