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Untamed Heart (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  12 February 1993 (USA)
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Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Tragedy strikes.

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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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$18,899,204 (USA)
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To help her with her Minneapolis accent, Marisa Tomei asked that her driver be a native of the city. The first driver was sacked when she found out that he was from New Jersey, as was the second one when it transpired that he was originally from Texas. See more »

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The scar shown on Adam's chest is on an angle, from top right to bottom left. Heart surgery requires the sternum to be split, leaving a 7-10 inch vertical scar from top center, just below the collar bone, to middle center, just above the abdomen. See more »

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Caroline: What's your dog's name?
Adam: I don't know. He never told me.
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References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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This Time Of The Year
Written by Cliff Owens and Jesse Hollis
Performed by Brook Benton
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets, A division of PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc.
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24 February 2000 | by (Tucson, AZ, USA) – See all my reviews

"Untamed Heart" is an absolutely touching tear-jerker romance. Every once in a while, I just want to find a movie that allows me to let go and just cry. This is definitely one for the records. The chemistry between Christian Slater and Marisa Tomei is so strong that you just can't help but believe these two people actually care about one-another. Marisa Tomei as Caroline, a waitress that seems to work all hours of the night and Christian Slater as Adam, her quiet, secret admirer dishwasher with a heart problem. Throw in Rosie Perez as Caroline's smart-ass best friend and what more could you ask for? These characters have such depth that, even though the plot is a bit predictable, you feel so much for them and by the end, you will be reduced to tears. I still tear up every time I see this movie. The perfect film for any sap with a taste for sentiment. It will always have a special place in my heart. A romance to go down in movie history. 9/10!


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