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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.

Director:

Tony Bill

Writer:

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

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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 »

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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)

Gross USA:

$18,899,204
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Johnny Depp turned down the role of Adam. See more »

Goofs

When Caroline enters Adam's house the first time, she unties her scarf twice. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: I am going to fall in love with you. You don't have to love me back. I am going to give you my heart.
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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

References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Nature Boy
Written by Eden Ahbez
Performed by Roger Williams
Courtesy of MCA Records
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This film is from the heart!
17 March 2003 | by bad_daveukSee all my reviews

This film is one of the warmest and truly from the heart pictures I have seen in recent years and from the out set in the orphanage to the warmth you could feel in the could at Christmas this film shines through. The leads are perfect and the direction all but flawless. You could never say that Tony Bill missed his chance in the film business with a carrier spanning more than 40 years with countless acting roles in films such as Ice Station Zebra, as a director he shorly has more great stories to tell and would love to see him at the helm of a non made for TV film once again, where he should be!.


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