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


Drama | Family | Romance


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Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A coeur vaillant rien d'impossible  »

Box Office


$7,300,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


At the beginning of the film when Sonora rips the lace off her skirt to use as a rope to guide the horse with the lace is short as she puts it on her horse, but then after she jumps on her horse the lace is all of a sudden twice as long. See more »


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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Performed by Mason Daring
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A movie everybody could watch.
26 January 2003 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I do not know how many times I watched this movie. It enjoyable every time I see it. Gabrielle Anwar who plays Sonora a runaway is desperately to make her dreams true as a driving girl. A lesson worth learn about in the film. All the performances are great. A film worth the celluloid it printed.

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