Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

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Director: Steve Miner

Cast: Gabrielle Anwar, Cliff Robertson, Michael Schoeffling

     
 

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Based on a true story, Disney's family film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken follows the adventures of a 1920s teenager named Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar), who runs away from her foster home to join a carnival. At the carnival, she gets a job as a stunt rider who leaps with her horse into a tank of water 40 feet below. Along the way, she has plenty of adventures

Overview

Based on a true story, Disney's family film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken follows the adventures of a 1920s teenager named Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar), who runs away from her foster home to join a carnival. At the carnival, she gets a job as a stunt rider who leaps with her horse into a tank of water 40 feet below. Along the way, she has plenty of adventures, eventually falling in love with the son of one of the show's cowboys.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken tells a remarkable true story that will hold adults' interest while presenting a positive role model to inspire children. Gabrielle Anwar gives a winning performance as Sonora Webster, a kindred spirit to such strong-willed, independent-minded Disney heroines as Belle and Ariel. Growing up during the Great Depression in a small, rural Georgia town, Sonora hears destiny’s call to greater things. She is rebellious, defiant, and a burden to her beleaguered aunt. To avoid being turned over to the state, she runs away and answers a newspaper ad seeking a young girl to ride diving horses for a circus stunt show. Veteran actor Cliff Robertson costars as the gruff show owner, W. F. Carver, who reluctantly hires Sonora as a stable hand. But her “I can do it because I can do anything” spirit wins him over, and she becomes a star stunt show rider in fabled Atlantic City. And what a show! The act requires her to leap from a 40-foot tower platform astride a horse and plunge into a tank of water. Sonora’s spunk will serve her well when she accidentally hits the water with her eyes open and loses her sight. Wild Hearts isn’t nearly as hokey as its title. Poised for rediscovery on DVD, this 1991 favorite is an old-fashioned family film in the best Disney tradition. Take the plunge.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
UPC:
0786936693874
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
19,166

Special Features

Dolby Digital Sound; Full screen (1.33:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gabrielle Anwar Sonora Webster
Cliff Robertson Dr. Carver
Michael Schoeffling Al Carver
Dylan Kussman Clifford
Kathleen York Marie
Frank Renzulli Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison Arnette
Lisa Norman Aunt Helen
Mary Gail Artz Actor
Michael J. Matusiak Photographer
Swing Time Orchestra Steel Pier Band
Lorianne Collins Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes Miss Simpson
Laura Lee Norton Mrs. Ellis
Jeff Woodward 1st Reporter
David Massry 2nd Reporter
Cheri Brown Attractive Girl
David Dwyer Stagehand
Haley Aull Little Girl
Katy Matson Kid #1
Wendy Ball Kid #2
Sam Aull Kid #3
Carson Aull Kid #4
Boyd Peterson 1st Farmer
Gene Walker 2nd Farmer
Lowell D. Smith Wrangler
Richard Warner Doctor
Mark Jeffrey Miller Candy Man
Ed Grady Preacher

Technical Credits
Steve Miner Director
Jean Alan Set Decoration/Design
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Sarah Brock Associate Producer
Robin S. Clark Co-producer,Production Designer
Barbara Cohen Casting
Malissa Daniel Costumes/Costume Designer
Mason K. Daring Score Composer
Matt Williams Producer,Screenwriter
Daryn Okada Cinematographer
Jon Poll Editor
Oley Sassone Producer,Screenwriter
Randy Ser Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
1. Haircut and Horses [7:20]
2. Leaving [3:57]
3. The Carnival [10:11]
4. Dr. Carver's Farm [7:53]
5. The "Moving Mount" [7:51]
6. Marie Takes a Fall [3:14]
7. Sonora's First Dive [5:16]
8. Hard Times [8:03]
9. Atlantic City [6:21]
10. Blindness [7:13]
11. Marie Returns [4:16]
12. Wild Hearts [8:34]

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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. I have been waiting along time for them to release this on DVD. This movie was well casted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great family movie. I fell in love with the movie the first time I saw it and I can't wait to get my own copy so I can see when ever I want.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this movie and have enjoyed it ever since I first saw it in the theatres as a little girl. It is a wonderfully classic tale of an American dream fulfilled!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie as a young girl when horses where my entire world, and the idea of diving horses fascinated me. But the movie also offers great characters and a compelling story--a young girl overcomes her situation in order to make her dreams come true. It's a wonderful family movie, and even though it is a little sad it will draw you in and make you admire this brave young girl, Sonora.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i absolutley loved this movie when i was little and now that i am older i am thinking about getting it on dvd. it is such a great story about following your dreams i can't wait to watch it again : )
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie when I was younger. I'm getting it on DVD soon and I can't wait to see it. It's a great movie for both kids and adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wild Hearts Can't be broken is a wonderful coming of age movie for all ages. It is nice to see such a movie based around a female character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago