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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

 -  Drama | Family | Romance  -  24 May 1991 (USA)
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This is the story of Sonora Webster, a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she ... See full summary »

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Doctor W.F. Carver
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Clifford Henderson
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Frank Renzulli ...
Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison ...
Arnette Webster
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Aunt Helen
Lorianne Collins ...
Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes ...
Miss Simpson
Laura Lee Norton ...
Mrs. Ellis
Michael J. Matusiak ...
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Jeff Woodward ...
Reporter #1
David Massry ...
Reporter #2
Cheri Brown ...
Attractive Girl
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This is the story of Sonora Webster, a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she accepts a job from Dr. Carver and his girl-and-horse high diving act. Starting out as a stable hand her goal is to become a real diving girl. Dr. Carver's son, Al, helps her in her quest by helping her tame a wild horse she's named Lightning. Their early morning practices lead not only to Sonora being put into training as a diving girl, but also for Al's emotions for Sonora to begin to surface. Al leaves after an argument with his father and the diver girl, Marie, is injured in a practice. Sonora finally takes her place and becomes a real diving girl. The act is thriving but fairgrounds are suffering hard times and the show is closed. Al comes back with the surprise revelation of getting the act booked in Atlantic City. Dr. Carver passes away en route to New Jersey and Al takes over. He asks Sonora to... Written by Heather Kantrowitz

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

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Drama | Family | Romance

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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A coeur vaillant rien d'impossible  »

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$7,300,000 (USA)
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Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Doctor W.F. Carver. See more »

Goofs

When Sonora introduces herself to Dr. Carver and he tells her to leave, she stubbornly anchors herself to her chair twice. The first time she is shown from behind as she wraps her feet around the chair legs then grips the seat with her hands. Then the close up shows her already gripping with her hands and then wrapping her feet. See more »

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Marie: I am an actress! Not a circus performer! I am going to New York City. Next time you see me I am going to be a big star! And you will still be shoveling manure!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (1999) See more »

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On The Boardwalk In Atlantic City
Written by Mack Gordon and Josef Myrow
Performed by Gabrielle Anwar
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Dreams can come true
8 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

When i first heard of this movie and thought " Hey cool!! Horses!!", needless to say i was 12 years old and wanted a horse very bad. As i watch Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken i felt deeply touched by it's plot and fell in love with the movie. I think that it shows a unique perspective of the Depression and of life during that time. All people compliment each other great, and i find something different about each one every time i watch it. This movie has gotten me through some hard time by just realizing that if you are given a bad situation, it's up to you to decide how you are going to handle it.


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