wild hearts can't be broken

the year: 1991

the genre: drama

the cast: Gabrielle Anwar (Sonora Webster); Michael Schoeffling (Al Carer); Cliff Robertson (Doctor W.F. Carver); Dylan Kussman (Clifford Henderson); Kathleen York (Marie)

the plot: Sonora Webster is a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she accepts a job from Dr. Carver and his girl-and-horse high diving act. Starting out as a stable hand her goal is to become a real diving girl. Dr. Carver's son, Al, helps her tame a wild horse she's named Lightning. Their early morning practices lead not only to Sonora being put into training as a diving girl, but also for Sonora and Al to fall in love. Then tragedy strikes...

don't miss: Clifford's death-defying stunt.

listen for: "Manure just happens to be my speciality."

watch the movie in parts starting here.


Scott said...

I have never seen this movie but my favorite part of the Wikipedia synopsis is when the girl helps the guy gain confidence by finding his dead father's frilly jacket. Judging from the jacket in the picture here, I cannot imagine that jacket imbuing anyone with confidence.

Laney said...

It's not a frilly jacket it - it's a cowboy fringe jacket. There's a BIG difference! Besides, she finds one of Al's love letters in the pocket. You might actually like this one better than AWTR ;)