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Sabrina


Overview - Sydney Pollack directs Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond in this remake of the 1954 Billy Wilder romantic comedy. Ford and Greg Kinnear portray a pair of brothers who are both potential heirs to the Larrabee family fortune. David, a dashing playboy, and Linus, a sensible stodgy businessman, both end up vying for the affections of Sabrina (Ormond), the chauffeur's daughter, after she returns elegantly transformed from a sojourn in Paris.  Read more...

 

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Overview

Sydney Pollack directs Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond in this remake of the 1954 Billy Wilder romantic comedy. Ford and Greg Kinnear portray a pair of brothers who are both potential heirs to the Larrabee family fortune. David, a dashing playboy, and Linus, a sensible stodgy businessman, both end up vying for the affections of Sabrina (Ormond), the chauffeur's daughter, after she returns elegantly transformed from a sojourn in Paris. Pollack presents an effortless contemporary telling of this classic Cinderella story.

Cast List

Julia Ormond - British Actress
Richard Crenna - American TV/Film Actor
Nancy Marchand - American Actress
Harrison Ford - American actor, STAR WARS series/INDIANA JONES series
John Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
John Towner Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Johnny Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
John Wood
Sydney Pollack - American Director, producer, actor
Greg Kinnear - American actor/host
Angie Dickinson - American actress, POLICE WOMAN
Angeline Brown - American actress, POLICE WOMAN

 
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  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929302963
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Romance
Deception
Love Triangle
Theatrical Release
Remake

 
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Synopsis:
Sydney Pollack directs this whimsical remake of the 1954 romantic comedy by Billy Wilder. Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford deftly portray the two wealthy Larrabee brothers, who end up fighting over the affections of their chauffeur's daughter. When Sabrina (Julia Ormond) originally attempts to win over David Larrabee (Greg Kinnear), the younger of the two brothers, and the notorious playboy whom her father works for, he barely even knows she's alive. To help get her mind off David, Sabrina's dad sends her on a trip to Paris, where she trains to become a fashion photographer. In Europe, the mousy young girl blossoms into a beautiful woman before returning to the Larrabee estate on Long Island. At first David doesn't recognize the altered Sabrina. Once he does, however, he falls hard, which jeopardizes his impending marriage to Elizabeth, a wealthy doctor. This turn of events greatly concerns his older, more serious brother, Linus (Harrison Ford), who's counting on the marriage to cement a merger between his company and a business owned by Elizabeth's rich father. So Linus decides to woo Sabrina, hoping she'll fall for him and forget his brother. However, the scheme backfires when Linus himself begins to find the charming Sabrina irresistible.

Notes:
Released theatrically in the USA December 15, 1995. The film grossed $53.7 million domestically. "More isn't always better, Linus; sometimes its just more."--Sabrina Fairchild (Julia Ormond) to Linus Larrabee (Harrison Ford) "I know you work in the real world and you're very good at it. But's that's work. Where do you live, Linus?"--Sabrina to Linus "Well, I just don't feel like buying anymore networks this year. There's never anything good on."--Linus Songs: "Moonlight" & "How Can I Remember" by John Williams, lyrics Alan & Marilyn Bergman, performed by Michael Dees. End title version sung by Sting "Call Me Irresponsible" & "High Hopes" by Sammy Cahn & James Van Heusen "Stella by Starlight" by Ned Washington & Victor Young "Protection" by Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshal, Tracey Thorn, performed by Massive Attack "Love's in Need of Love Today" by Stevie Wonder, performed by Blackstreet "L'Amour est une Étoile" by René Sarvil & Vincent Scotto, performed by Tino Rossi "Les Petites Notes" by Liane Foly, Philippe Viennet, & André Manoukian, performed by Liane Foly "Closer, Together, Now" by Gordon Driver & Jeff Lams "Rapsodie on a Theme of Paganini, 18th Variation" by Sergei Rachmaninoff, performed by The London Promenade Orchestra "Dedicace" by Michel Roger, performed by La Compagnie Jolie Môme "La Vie en Rose" by E. Louiguy & Edith Piaf "I Wish I Were in Love Again" by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart "Love Letters" by Edward Heyman & Victor Young "Moonlight Becomes You" by Johnny Burke & James Van Heusen "My Old Flame" by Arthur Johnston & Sam Coslow "The Shadow of Your Smile" by Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster "For All We Know" by Sam Lewis & J. Fred Coots "I Remember You" by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger "Maude's Fanfare" by John E. Oliver "Happy Birthday to You" by Mildred J. & Patty S. Hill "When Joanna Loved Me" Jack Segal & Robert Wells "Ruf a Dabel Le'Yan" by Sidi Kaddour Al-Alami, performed by El Hadj Houcine Toulali "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand)" by Sheldon Secunda, Jacob Jacobs, Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin

Reviews:
"...Lushly decorative..." - 01/29/1996 Rolling Stone, p.66-7


"...A fairly classy number..." - 02/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.53


"...In keeping with Ford's canny miniature work, [SABRINA] comes into its own on the small screen..." -- Rating: B - 06/14/1996 Entertainment Weekly, pp.66-7


"...Visually appealing..." - 12/11/1995 Variety

 
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