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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.

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

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Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A coeur vaillant rien d'impossible See more »

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Gross USA:

$7,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Last acting work of Michael Schoeffling, who quit the film business in the early 1990's to concentrate in his own selling furniture business. See more »

Goofs

As Sonora begins to cut her hair, there are already noticeable spots of cut hair visible. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Carver: Can you shovel manure?
Sonora: Manure just happens to be my speciality.
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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Jack Yellen and Milton Ager
Performed by Mason Daring
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The right stuff for kids and adults alike.
6 January 2003 | by smartEpantsSee all my reviews

I watched this movie as a teen and would not hesitate to show it to my family. This is a sweet movie about overcoming adversity and realizing your dreams, and does not pander to the juvenile tastes that prevail in many family movies today.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken has intelligent, thoughtful dialogue, and addresses some of our deeper fears, i.e. losing family, not being wanted, and other problems that Sonora encounters throughout the movie. Sonora also has a romantic interest that is played out in a very family-oriented way, not full of the bawdy humor that current moviemakers feel is necessary, even in children's movies.

On the negative side, most of the time you are rooting for Sonora, and at other times her abrasive "I can do it myself" attitude can be somewhat annoying, but I guess that's what made her a star!


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