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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director:

Steve Miner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Anwar ... Sonora Webster
Michael Schoeffling ... Al Carver
Cliff Robertson ... Doctor W.F. Carver
Dylan Kussman ... Clifford Henderson
Kathleen York ... Marie
Frank Renzulli ... Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison Nancy Moore Atchison ... Arnette Webster
Lisa Norman Lisa Norman ... Aunt Helen
Lorianne Collins Lorianne Collins ... Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes Elizabeth Hayes ... Miss Simpson
Laura Lee Norton Laura Lee Norton ... Mrs. Ellis
Michael J. Matusiak Michael J. Matusiak ... Photographer
Jeff Woodward Jeff Woodward ... Reporter #1
David Massry David Massry ... Reporter #2
Cheri Brown Cheri Brown ... Attractive Girl
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Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives. With the help of Al Carver (Michael Schoeffling), whose father runs the show, Sonora works toward her goal. An injury to star rider Marie (Kathleen York) paves her way, and Sonora finds herself on the diving platform. Her life looks complete now that she and Al are in love, but Sonora is about to be thrust into the most trying time of her life. Written by Kacey M.

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Taglines:

The inspiring true-life adventure of a courageous young rebel who defied the odds...and won.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Last acting work of Michael Schoeffling, who quit the film business in the early 1990's to concentrate in his own selling furniture business. See more »

Goofs

When Sonora is learning how to perform a "moving mount," the amount of "blood" on her collar varies between more and less from one shot to another. See more »

Quotes

Al: You are a human being and there are limitations. You can't run away from it. You can't hide from it and you can't change it. It simply is.
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Connections

Referenced in Life Partners (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Boardwalk In Atlantic City
Written by Mack Gordon and Josef Myrow
Performed by Gabrielle Anwar
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My absolute favorite movie of all time
27 June 2003 | by slugger424See all my reviews

I LOVE this movie!!! I must have seen it about twenty times so far, and I just watched it again today. Gabrielle Anwar is outstanding and beautiful (which makes me wonder why the photo used on the box is the most unflattering one I've ever seen of her). Cliff Roberston is perfect as Al's dad. Dylan Kussman and Kathleen York deliver exciting and great supporting performances throughout. Michael Schoeffling is gorgeous, and he is also an amazing actor... too bad he gave up on his acting career after this movie, just when it was starting to take off. Myself and hundreds of others would love to see him make a return!

Getting back to the movie, I feel so connected to the characters every time I watch it. While some people like it because of the horses, or because of the moral of the story, I just like the movie itself! I admire every aspect of it: the casting, filming, the set, and the true romance that is illustrated between Al and Sonora. The subtly delicate friendships and relationships between all the characters also add to the movie. I also greatly enjoyed the songs on the soundtrack, which are pretty much impossible to find anywhere else.

Although it's a twelve-year old movie, (that in itself makes me sad) it lives on through the heads and hearts of the people who continue to watch it again and again, like myself. I also firmly believe that if the movie were to be re-released into theaters today, it would be very successful. SEE IT!


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken See more »

Filming Locations:

South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,710,416, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$7,294,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,294,835
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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