Sylvester (film)

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Theatrical release poster by Tom Jung
Directed by Tim Hunter
Produced by Martin Jurow
Written by Carol Sobieski
Music by Lee Holdridge, the Textones
Cinematography Hiro Narita
Edited by David Garfield
Suzanne Pettit
Howard E. Smith
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
March 15, 1985
Running time
104 mins.
Country United States
Language English

Sylvester is a 1985 American family drama film directed by Tim Hunter. It stars Richard Farnsworth and Melissa Gilbert.[1] The movie was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1986.[2]


A young woman called Charlie cares for a captured wild horse and helps turn him into a champion jumper.



The movie was filmed on location in Marfa and Alpine, Texas, and at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky in the summer of 1984.

One of the horses to play Sylvester was The Gray Goose. His handler Kim Walnes doubled for Gilbert in the action shots at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Three songs by the Textones (Carla Olson, Phil Seymour, George Callins, Joe Read and Tom Jr Morgan) are heard in the film: Number One Is To Survive, It's a Matter Of Time and It's Okay.


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