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Untamed Heart (1993)

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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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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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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The Baboon Heart  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$18,899,204 (USA)
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The original title of the film was Baboon Heart. See more »

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When Caroline is cutting Adam's hair, she clips two hair clips onto the towel. In the next shot, she is holding them again. In the shot after that, they are back on the towel. See more »

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Caroline: Magic records and a baboon heart...
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Only You/Second Best/Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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METAL DISTRACTION #35
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Composed by Larry Seymour
Courtesy of C'mo Music (ASCAP)
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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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