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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

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Steve Miner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Anwar ... Sonora Webster
Michael Schoeffling ... Al Carver
Cliff Robertson ... Doctor W.F. Carver
Dylan Kussman ... Clifford Henderson
Kathleen York ... Marie
Frank Renzulli ... Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison Nancy Moore Atchison ... Arnette Webster
Lisa Norman Lisa Norman ... Aunt Helen
Lorianne Collins Lorianne Collins ... Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes Elizabeth Hayes ... Miss Simpson
Laura Lee Norton Laura Lee Norton ... Mrs. Ellis
Michael J. Matusiak Michael J. Matusiak ... Photographer
Jeff Woodward Jeff Woodward ... Reporter #1
David Massry David Massry ... Reporter #2
Cheri Brown Cheri Brown ... Attractive Girl
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Storyline

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives. With the help of Al Carver (Michael Schoeffling), whose father runs the show, Sonora works toward her goal. An injury to star rider Marie (Kathleen York) paves her way, and Sonora finds herself on the diving platform. Her life looks complete now that she and Al are in love, but Sonora is about to be thrust into the most trying time of her life. Written by Kacey M.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The inspiring true-life adventure of a courageous young rebel who defied the odds...and won.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken See more »

Filming Locations:

South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,710,416, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$7,294,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,294,835
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Doctor W.F. Carver. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Sonora rips the lace off her skirt to use as a rope to guide the horse with the lace is short as she puts it on her horse, but then after she jumps on her horse the lace is all of a sudden twice as long. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Carver: [Sonora has fallen off of Lightning during training, leaving a bloody nose] Gonna cry?
Sonora: [after a moment, turns to face Carver] I never cry.
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Soundtracks

On The Boardwalk In Atlantic City
Written by Mack Gordon and Josef Myrow
Performed by Gabrielle Anwar
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Great Movie--a favorite
13 March 2004 | by brianna78See all my reviews

Maybe I am just sentimental, but I love this movie. I saw it when it first came out when I was about 13 or 14. It is a sweet story and Michael Schoeffling (playing Al Carver) is one of my favorite actors. He is no longer acting. I believe he quit his acting career to raise his family (which I think is commendable). The

storyline is interesting and romantic. I love horses and watching them dive is pretty phenomenal. I don't know how close it is to the true story, but it's

fascinating to watch Sonora (played by Gabrielle Anwar) overcome such

tremendous obstacles. It is a safe movie to show any child and most girls will like it if only because of the horses. Almost all of the characters are memorable and play their parts well. Well worth the viewing!


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