Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)




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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.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family
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Gabrielle Anwar
as Sonora Webster
Cliff Robertson
as Doctor Carver
Dylan Kussman
as Clifford
Frank Renzulli
as Mr. Slater
Lisa Norman
as Aunt Helen
Lorianne Collins
as Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes
as Miss Simpson
Swing Time Orchestra
as Steel Pier Band
Laura Lee Norton
as Mrs. Ellis
Michael J. Matusiak
as Photographer
Jeff Woodward
as 1st Reporter
David Massry
as 2nd Reporter
Cheri Brown
as Attractive Girl
David Dwyer
as Stagehand
Haley Aull
as Little Girl
Ed L. Grady
as Preacher
Katy Matson
as 1st Kid
Wendy Ball
as 2nd Kid
Sam Aull
as 3rd Kid
Carson Aull
as 4th Kid
Boyd Peterson
as 1st Farmer
Gene Walker
as 2nd Farmer
Lowell D. Smith
as Wrangler
Rick Warner
as Doctor
Ed Grady
as Preacher
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Critic Reviews for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 23, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 8, 2012
Common Sense Media

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August 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

Love it- I love true stories of overcoming obstacles.

ashley hayes-beaty
ashley hayes-beaty

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
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer


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
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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