Untamed Heart (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  12 February 1993 (USA)
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A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cada ...
Bill #1
Gary Groomes ...
Bill #2
Claudia Wilkens ...
Pat Clemons ...
Lotis Key ...
Vanessa Hart ...
Charley Bartlett ...
Orphan Boy
Wendy Feder ...
Nancy Marvy ...


Caroline has not had much luck in love. Boyfriends seem to either leave her or cheat on her. Then she meets a shy, introverted man at work named Adam. When leaving work one day, two men attack her. Adam comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, retaliation by the attackers sends Adam to the hospital where he finds out he has a diseased heart. Adam is an orphan and was told he had a baboon's heart. He refuses a transplant, as he believes his love for Caroline is contained in his damaged heart. Before tragedy can strike, they have a passionate but brief romance. Adam opens up to Caroline and he, in turn, heals her broken heart. Written by msdebello@aol.com

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He doesn't make sense. She doesn't make sense. Together they make sense.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and violence, and for sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Baboon Heart  »

Box Office


$18,899,204 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The north stars game Adam and Caroline attend was Game 4 of the 1991/92 Stanley cup playoffs. See more »


When Caroline's brother has the car, she tells him to pick her up at 2am and he complains that he has to get up for school. Then, when he fails to get her, Adam walks her home. She tells him that the next day is Christmas Eve, but kids in Minnesota do not have school on Christmas Eve. See more »


Cindy: Too bad though. He is kinda cuta. I'd do him. If he just wasn't so dumb!
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References Candid Camera (1960) See more »


Devolution Workin' Man's Blues
Written by Eddie MacDonald and Mike Peters
Performed by The Alarm
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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This film is from the heart!
17 March 2003 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the warmest and truly from the heart pictures I have seen in recent years and from the out set in the orphanage to the warmth you could feel in the could at Christmas this film shines through. The leads are perfect and the direction all but flawless. You could never say that Tony Bill missed his chance in the film business with a carrier spanning more than 40 years with countless acting roles in films such as Ice Station Zebra, as a director he shorly has more great stories to tell and would love to see him at the helm of a non made for TV film once again, where he should be!.

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