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Untamed Heart (1993)

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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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Tony Bill

Writer:

Tom Sierchio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Adam
Marisa Tomei ... Caroline
Rosie Perez ... Cindy
Kyle Secor ... Howard
Willie Garson ... Patsy
James Cada James Cada ... Bill #1
Gary Groomes ... Bill #2
Claudia Wilkens ... Mother Camilla
Pat Clemons Pat Clemons ... Sister Helen
Lotis Key Lotis Key ... Nun
Vanessa Hart Vanessa Hart ... Nun
Charley Bartlett Charley Bartlett ... Young Adam
Vincent Kartheiser ... Orphan Boy
Wendy Feder Wendy Feder ... Orphange Nurse
Nancy Marvy Nancy Marvy ... Caroline's Mom
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He doesn't make sense. She doesn't make sense. Together they make sense.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and violence, and for sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baboon Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,125,556, 15 February 1993

Gross USA:

$18,898,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,898,806
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A hot property before it went into production, stars like Geena Davis, Demi Moore and Brad Pitt were all vying for roles. Madonna had been particularly interested in the film, lobbying hard for Jason Patric to land the male lead. However, she finally quit trying when the studio decided to go with William Baldwin instead, although ironically Christian Slater has the part in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when Caroline and Adam reach his house, she goes to get out of the car and unlocks the door twice. See more »

Quotes

Cindy: Too bad though. He is kinda cuta. I'd do him. If he just wasn't so dumb!
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Alternate Versions

The March 2019 U.S. Blu-ray release and Vudu Streaming have the European version with the topless scene. See more »

Connections

References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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Bad Bad Boys
Written by P. Aronsson / Maxi Berhanu (as M. Berhanu) / Freweyni 'Efti' Teclehaimanot (as F. Teclehaimanot) and Midi Berhanu (as M. Berhanu)
Performed by Midi, Maxi & Efti
Courtesy of Habana Music Entertainment and Columbia Records, By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Now, that's real love!
8 March 2001 | by vincent.vega-2See 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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