There's the touch of a dead hand on this remake of Billy Wilder's romantic tale of a love between April bloom and late September, but it doesn't flatten it completely. Trouble is, disbelief is never suspended. In Pollack's film, one's always aware that Ford (workaholic mega- corporation boss Linus) is competing with Humphrey Bogart; and Ormond (his servant's gawky daughter Sabrina, moonstruck since her puppy days on his playboy brother David) has the inimitable Audrey Hepburn dogging her tracks. As a cure for her infatuation, Sabrina's despatched to Paris as an assistant on Vogue - a whirl through famous landmarks, berets and Piaf - and returns a damned Pretty Woman, sporting a makeover so complete that David doesn't recognise the chauffeur's daughter. When David, engaged to a rival billionaire's daughter, falls for this Cinderella, Linus must take action to secure the merger. Ormond's face is certainly not hard to gaze at, but she looks so often ill at ease that her 'confident' gay smiles suggest, inappropriately, some masked pyschological distress. Likewise, Ford's hard, impassive demeanour takes an age to warm up, almost past the patience point.

By: WH

Release details

Duration: 127 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sydney Pollack
Screenwriter: Barbara Benedek, David Rayfiel
Cast: Harrison Ford
Julia Ormond
Greg Kinnear
Nancy Marchand
John Wood
Richard Crenna
Angie Dickinson
Fanny Ardant
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The remake of the 1955 Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart is afailed try to copy a one of a kind classic. The remake with H. Ford was an abortion on any aspect that one used to compare the original with the remake. Direction, acting, and trying to replace Audrey Hepburn failed on a grand scale. Is this the harbinger of AMC's business plan? Trying to remake classics, what's next Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon, etc.? Is there no creativity left in Hollywood? All the directors now have is nothing with out nudity, explosions, special effects. There are no more Ingrid Bergmans, and Audrey Hepburns, and Grace Kellys. Actresses who could make you cry, laugh, or be sexually attracted to them with their clothes on. THE REMADE SABRINA WAS A SICKENING ABORTION.