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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)  »

Also Known As:

A coeur vaillant rien d'impossible  »

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$7,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Doctor Carver: Can you shovel manure?
Sonora: Manure just happens to be my speciality.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Jack Yellen and Milton Ager
Performed by Mason Daring
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A charming film for young girls
18 January 2004 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was in third grade or so, and it was a favorite for a long time. You get gripped quickly by Sonora's stubbornness and determination to become a diving girl. The scenes where she practiced for that used to terrify me, what with all the horses thundering up the ramp and her leaping onto them to dive. The increasing drama of the latter part of the film would probably be too much to take for anyone past 14 or so, but before that age it's a great movie.


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