International Velvet

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Overview

Thirty-four years after the release of National Velvet, MGM came up with this attractively filmed sequel. Tatum O'Neal stars as the niece of Velvet Brown, Elizabeth Taylor's character from the first film the Taylor role is played herein by Nanette Newman, the wife of director Bryan Forbes. Like her aunt, O'Neal is horse-happy, and hopes to become an Olympic equestrienne. There are a few tense moments when O'Neal fails to measure up to her aunt's overexacting standards, and when the girl evinces jealousy ...
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Overview

Thirty-four years after the release of National Velvet, MGM came up with this attractively filmed sequel. Tatum O'Neal stars as the niece of Velvet Brown, Elizabeth Taylor's character from the first film the Taylor role is played herein by Nanette Newman, the wife of director Bryan Forbes. Like her aunt, O'Neal is horse-happy, and hopes to become an Olympic equestrienne. There are a few tense moments when O'Neal fails to measure up to her aunt's overexacting standards, and when the girl evinces jealousy concerning auntie's live-in love Christopher Plummer. But with the help of crusty old trainer Anthony Hopkins, O'Neal proves herself every inch the horsewoman that Velvet had been so long ago.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2001
  • UPC: 012569551732
  • Original Release: 1978
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: Clam Shell
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tatum O'Neal Sarah Brown
Christopher Plummer John Seaton
Anthony Hopkins Capt. Johnny Johnson
Nanette Newman Velvet Brown
Peter Barkworth Pilot
Dinsdale Landen Mr. Curtis
Sarah Bullen Beth
Jeffrey Byron Scott Saunders
Richard Warwick Tim
Daniel Abineri Wilson
Jason White Roger
Martin Neil Mike
Douglas Reith Howard
Kenneth Benda Presentation Official
Dennis Blanch Policeman
Ronald Chenery Air Crew Assistant
Stephanie Cole Teacher
Brenda Cowling Alice
Jack Dearlove Official
Marsha Fitzalan British Rider
Bryan Forbes Announcer
Susan Jameson TV Interviewer
James Smilie Commentator
David Tate Commentator
Trevor Thomas Black Athlete
David Wilkinson Young Wilson
Norman Wooland Team doctor
Technical Credits
Bryan Forbes Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Eric Allwright Makeup
Ken Barker Sound/Sound Designer
Dorothy Edwards Costumes/Costume Designer
John Furness Costumes/Costume Designer
John Furniss Costumes/Costume Designer
Timothy Gee Editor
Richard Graydon Stunts
John Hilling Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Imi Cinematographer
Francis Lai Score Composer
Philip Shaw Asst. Director
Ian Whittaker Set Decoration/Design
Keith Wilson Production Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

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    *WARNING: Might contain spoilers* For a sequel, this film just

    *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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2004

    a have to see!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2003

    My favorite childhood movie

    International Velvet is my favorite horse movie next to National Velvet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2003

    My favourite movie of all time

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    If you love horses you'll love this

    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.

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