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|Tatum O'Neal||Sarah Brown|
|Christopher Plummer||John Seaton|
|Anthony Hopkins||Capt. Johnny Johnson|
|Nanette Newman||Velvet Brown|
|Dinsdale Landen||Mr. Curtis|
|Jeffrey Byron||Scott Saunders|
|Kenneth Benda||Presentation Official|
|Ronald Chenery||Air Crew Assistant|
|Marsha Fitzalan||British Rider|
|Susan Jameson||TV Interviewer|
|Trevor Thomas||Black Athlete|
|David Wilkinson||Young Wilson|
|Norman Wooland||Team doctor|
|Bryan Forbes||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Ken Barker||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Dorothy Edwards||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John Furness||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John Furniss||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John Hilling||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Francis Lai||Score Composer|
|Philip Shaw||Asst. Director|
|Ian Whittaker||Set Decoration/Design|
|Keith Wilson||Production Designer|
*WARNING: Might contain spoilers*
For a sequel, this film just doesn't seem to work. I love the original "National Velvet" film, and while International Velvet was good, as a sequel to an untouchable classic, it just doesn't seem right. For starters, what ever happened to the dreamy young girl that we fell in love with? What ever happened to Mi and Velvet's family? They weren't mentioned a single time in the entire movie, save for her brother, Donald and her mom. Also, what happened to the Pie? In the first movie, he was a gorgeous chestnut gelding with a blaze and four white socks. In the second one, he suddenly became a dark bay...and he's a stallion? What, did Mr. Ede lie when he said the horse was a gelding? There is barely any connection to the old film other then the Pie winning the national, Velvet's mom swimming across the channel, and Velvet's brother, Donald (these were only mentioned, though).
With that said, it doesn't mean I didn't like the film. The horses were gorgeous, the acting was good, the soundtrack was hauntingly beautiful, and the landscapes were enchanting. There were some parts that I found rather questionable, though. For example: I really don't think Velvet would be the kind of person to sleep with someone she wasn't married to.
The bottom line is this: as a sequel to National Velvet, it did a poor job with the continuity in my opinion. If this was a stand alone movie, then I would have given this a 5.
Posted March 20, 2004
This great sequal to National Velvet is my alltime favorite. It is mixed with emotion and laughter and goes from tears to smiles in seconds! I have enjoyed this movie many times and would deffinatly receomend it for others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 22, 2003
Posted March 26, 2003
I first saw International Velvet when I was about 5, i have honestly treasured it ever since. It started my obsession with horses and ultimately wanting to win in everything I do. While I still desperately want a horse, I have suceeded in other things. Watch this if you want to feel more ambitious or show it to a lazy person! Ive never looked back!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 13, 2003
I found this movie to be one of my favorites. The acting was great and I really enjoyed watching young Sarah Brown work her way to the top and win. It shows that perserverance through all odds pays off in the end. This is a movie your whole family will enjoy and you will find yourself watching it over and over again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.