Director Sydney Pollack
Featured song Moonlight
Genre Comedy, Drama
Music director John Williams
Country GermanyUnited States
|Release date December 15, 1995 (1995-12-15)|
Writer Samuel A. Taylor (play), Billy Wilder (earlier screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (earlier screenplay), Ernest Lehman (earlier screenplay), Barbara Benedek (screenplay), David Rayfiel (screenplay)
Screenplay Barbara Benedek, David Rayfiel
Cast Harrison Ford (Linus Larrabee), Julia Ormond (Sabrina Fairchild), Greg Kinnear (David Larrabee), Angie Dickinson (Mrs. Ingrid Tyson), Nancy Marchand (Maude Larrabee), John Wood (Fairchild)
Similar movies Amélie, Sabrina, Ratatouille, Everyone Says I Love You, Stolen Kisses, The Dreamers
Tagline You are cordially invited to the most surprising merger of the year.
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Sabrina Fairchild (Julia Ormond) is a chauffeurs daughter who grew up with the wealthy Larrabee family. She always had unreciprocated feelings for David (Greg Kinnear), the familys younger son and playboy. But after returning from Paris, Sabrina has become a glamorous woman who gets Davids attention. His older, work-minded brother Linus (Harrison Ford) thinks their courtship is bad for the family business and tries to break them up but then he starts to fall for her too.
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Sabrina is a 1995 romantic comedy-drama film adapted by Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel. It is a remake of the 1954 film Sabrina co-written and directed by Billy Wilder that starred Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden, which in turn was based upon a play titled Sabrina Fair.
It was directed by Sydney Pollack, and stars Harrison Ford as Linus Larrabee, Julia Ormond as Sabrina and Greg Kinnear (in his first starring film role) as David Larrabee. It also features Angie Dickinson, Richard Crenna, Nancy Marchand, Lauren Holly, John Wood, Dana Ivey, and French actress Fanny Ardant.
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Sabrina Fairchild is the young daughter of the Larrabee familys chauffeur, Thomas, and has been in love with David Larrabee all her life. David is a playboy, constantly falling in love, yet he has never noticed Sabrina, much to her dismay.
Sabrina travels to Paris for a fashion internship at Vogue (rather than a culinary course as in the original film) and returns as an attractive, sophisticated woman. David, after initially not recognizing her, is quickly drawn to her despite being newly engaged to Elizabeth Tyson, a doctor.
Davids workaholic older brother Linus fears that Davids imminent wedding to the very suitable Elizabeth might be endangered. If the wedding were to be canceled, so would a lucrative merger with the brides family business, Tyson Electronics, run by her father Patrick. This could cost the Larrabee Corporation, run by Linus and his mother Maude, in the neighborhood of a billion dollars.
Linus tries to redirect Sabrinas affections to himself and it works. Sabrina falls in love with him, even though she quotes others as calling Linus "the worlds only living heart donor" and someone who "thinks that morals are paintings on walls and scruples are money in Russia."
In the process, Linus also falls in love with her. Unwilling to admit his feelings, Linus confesses his scheme to Sabrina at the last minute and sends her back to Paris. Before she gets on the plane to Paris, her father informs her that during the years of driving the father of David and Linus, he listened. When Mr. Larrabee sold, he sold and when Mr. Larrabee bought, he bought. Sabrina jokingly says "So you are telling me that you have a million dollars?" Her father says no, he has two and a quarter million dollars and that her mother would want her to have it.
Meanwhile, Linus realizes his true feelings for Sabrina, and is induced to follow her to Paris by chiding from his mother and a newly aware David, who steps into his shoes at the Larrabee Corporation. Linus arrives in Paris and reunites with Sabrina, revealing his love to her and kissing her.
The location used to portray the Larrabee familys mansion was the Salutation estate, which is located on West Island in Glen Cove, New York. This home was built around 1929 for Junius Spencer Morgan III, who was a director of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. His father was J. P. Morgan, Jr., who was a banker and the son of J. P. Morgan, the renowned financier. The property is no longer owned by the Morgan family, but it is still in private hands and used as a residence. The movie made extensive use of this mansions interiors during the filming.
The film was a domestic Box office bomb with a result was US$53 million, primarily because it suffered from inevitable comparisons to the Sabrina (1954 film) with its trio of stars, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and William Holden. However, critics gave the film mostly mixed-to-positive reviews, with a fresh Rotten Tomatoes score of 65% based on 46 reviews.
Harrison Ford appears in Sabrina and Working Girl. Somethings Gotta Give (2003). Prime (2005). Greg Kinnear appears in Sabrina and Youve Got Mail. Design for Living (1933).
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