6.8/10
12,790
87 user 23 critic

Untamed Heart (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 12 February 1993 (USA)
Trailer
2:00 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Tony Bill

Writer:

Tom Sierchio
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The year this movie was released, the Minnesota North Stars moved to Texas and became the Dallas Stars. See more »

Goofs

The story is set in the winter around Christmas time but trees in the background are full of leaves and the snow is gathered in an unnatural way. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: I have fallen...
Adam: Are you hurt?
Caroline: I wasn't finished.
Adam: Finish.
Caroline: I have fallen so in love with you, so much more than I said I would.
See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene where Marisa Tomei took off her brassiere was re-shot at a different angle. The scene from the front showing her topless was only for broadcast on European television. However, the front topless has been viewed in the United States. So Comcast Cable must be running European versions even though USA version was supposed to be PG-13-rated. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Only You/Second Best/Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Try Me
Written by James Brown
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash/Warner Records
See more »

User Reviews

 
Untamed Heart.. A somewhat buried treasure.
25 March 1999 | by DavidA-5See 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.


28 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 87 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baboon Heart See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed