Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken


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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, eventually falling in love with the son of one of the show's cowboys.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
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On DVD: Jan 17, 2006


as Sonora Webster

as Doctor Carver

as Clifford

as Mr. Slater

as Aunt Helen

as Clarabelle

as Miss Simpson

as Mrs. Ellis

as Steel Pier Band

as Photographer

as 1st Reporter

as 2nd Reporter

as Attractive Girl

as Stagehand

as Little Girl

as Preacher

as 1st Kid

as 2nd Kid

as 3rd Kid

as 4th Kid

as 1st Farmer

as 2nd Farmer

as Preacher
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Critic Reviews for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 24, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Girl-and-her-horse story with some peril might inspire kids.

Full Review… | February 8, 2012
Common Sense Media

Tells the true story of a runaway orphan who gets a job in a traveling stunt show

Full Review… | July 20, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken


This movie is okay. I guess I like it when she goes blind, and when cliff roberton tells her she needs bigger boobs.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Wonderful movie.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Gabrielle Anwar was 21 years old when she played Sonora. I thought she was maybe 14, no more than 16 except when she got her hair done and put on make-up I thought, "DANG! She looks 21." But then when the love scenes played out I became increasingly disgusted because she kept kissing a guy who looked like he was 30. Indeed, Michael Schoeffling was 31 in this movie. The huge age difference was very distracting to the story line. I couldn't tell if she was supposed to have grown older from the school days or if the love story was happening over a longer period. Other than that, this film was inspiring and fun to watch, even if Sonora was a bit of a spoiled brat. I still liked her for her fire and spirit. She was also very beautiful!

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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