MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 474 this week

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

 -  Drama | Family | Romance  -  24 May 1991 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 3,438 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 30 Jan 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sylvester (1985)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.

Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling
Misty (1961)
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague. island, and then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, ... See full summary »

Director: James B. Clark
Stars: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Pam Smith
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell
A Horse for Danny (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Danny is a smart little girl. She lives at the track where her uncle is a horse trainer. She knows her uncle needs just one great horse to make his name.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Robert Urich, Ron Brice
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Doctor W.F. Carver
...
Clifford Henderson
...
Frank Renzulli ...
Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison ...
Arnette Webster
...
Aunt Helen
Lorianne Collins ...
Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes ...
Miss Simpson
Laura Lee Norton ...
Michael J. Matusiak ...
Photographer
Jeff Woodward ...
Reporter #1
David Massry ...
Reporter #2
Cheri Brown ...
Attractive Girl
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A coeur vaillant rien d'impossible  »

Box Office

Gross:

$7,300,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Doctor W.F. Carver. See more »

Goofs

As Sonora begins to cut her hair, there are already noticeable spots of cut hair visible. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Carver: Can you shovel manure?
Sonora: Manure just happens to be my speciality.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Weren't So Bad What Used To Be
Written by Mason Daring
Performed by Eula Lawrence
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My absolute favorite movie of all time
27 June 2003 | by (New York) – See 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!


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
isnt Al too old for Senora? dreamer989
The real Sonora Webster Carver fnj2002
CLASSIC that I used to watch when I was little srj9614
Costume Design milmolsilsol
Gabrielle Anwar's favorite movie kerbear
DVD release? s5601
Discuss Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?