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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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$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 done getting the cigarettes for Howard, she forgets to grab the key from the machine. When she walks away, she magically gives the key to Rosie Perez's character even though she forgot it in the machine. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Only You/Second Best/Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Tom's Diner
Written by Suzanne Vega
Performed by DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Now, that's real love!
8 March 2001 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

As the german title says this is Real Love. I never saw a film with such a believable and strong relationship. And I am happy that this film introduced Marisa Tomei to me, my all time favourite actress. This is her second best performance (the best she did in Unhook The Stars which should have get her the oscar which she actually got for My Cousine Vinnie. I am still wondering why!).

I really hope that she will have equal roles in the near future that will bring her more response from the audience who only seem to recognize cuties as Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts who are always playing the same characters over and over again. Of course all actors are great in this film but Marisa stands out.

If there are some people out there who gave up believing in real love then watch this film. I did give up believing but now I know that one time I will find it too.


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