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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
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Christian Slater doesn't speak until 33 minutes and 36 seconds in to the movie. See more »

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When Caroline and Cindy are standing at the front counter refilling the salt and pepper shakers, when Caroline is talking about her Christmas plans, Cindy has a pen stuck in the right side of her ponytail. A few minutes later, as the two women walk to the back counter to start on the sugar jars, the pen has disappeared. See more »

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Adam: I wonder if you think about me.
Caroline: Of course I think about you!
Adam: I wasn't finished!
Caroline: Finish.
Adam: I wonder if you think about me half as much as I think about you.
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VAMONOS PA'L MONTE
(uncredited)
Composed by Eddie Palmieri
Vocal by Rick Aviles
Courtesy of Longitude Music (BMI)
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Untamed Heart.. A somewhat buried treasure.
25 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie, and stumbled upon it quite accidentally. I am a fan of Marisa Tomei and Christian Slater so I decided to give it a shoot as a rental. I now own it on Laser Disc (remember those) I found this movie both touching and heart-warming. I consider it a must see.


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