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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.

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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 ...
Photographer
Jeff Woodward ...
Reporter #1
David Massry ...
Reporter #2
Cheri Brown ...
Attractive Girl
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

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

As Sonora begins to cut her hair, there are already noticeable spots of cut hair visible. 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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Great Movie--a favorite
13 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe I am just sentimental, but I love this movie. I saw it when it first came out when I was about 13 or 14. It is a sweet story and Michael Schoeffling (playing Al Carver) is one of my favorite actors. He is no longer acting. I believe he quit his acting career to raise his family (which I think is commendable). The

storyline is interesting and romantic. I love horses and watching them dive is pretty phenomenal. I don't know how close it is to the true story, but it's

fascinating to watch Sonora (played by Gabrielle Anwar) overcome such

tremendous obstacles. It is a safe movie to show any child and most girls will like it if only because of the horses. Almost all of the characters are memorable and play their parts well. Well worth the viewing!


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