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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Doctor W.F. Carver
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Clifford Henderson
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Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison ...
Arnette Webster
Lisa Norman ...
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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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 a very trying. Written by Kacey M.

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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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G | See all certifications »

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A coeur vaillant rien d'impossible  »

Box Office

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$7,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Jack Yellen and Milton Ager
Performed by Mason Daring
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Nice Lead Actress & Inspiring Story
12 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't think this was as good as hyped at the time of its release, but it was still a nice, old-fashioned film and Gabrielle Anwar as "Sonora Webster" was a pleasure to watch. I'm sorry she never developed into a major star, although she's stayed busy in her acting career.

This is a based-on-a true story and if a woman really performed diving horse acts while blind, well, that is incredible. This is certainly an inspiring story.

I enjoyed looking at the recreation of the Atlantic City Boardboard during its heyday. Oveall, the colors could have been better in this film, however. There was too much brown, but it's not a major problem.

The story is the thing here and in that aspect, it's a winner.


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