Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

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Steve Miner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Anwar ... Sonora Webster
Michael Schoeffling ... Al Carver
Cliff Robertson ... Doctor W.F. Carver
Dylan Kussman ... Clifford Henderson
Kathleen York ... Marie
Frank Renzulli ... Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison Nancy Moore Atchison ... Arnette Webster
Lisa Norman Lisa Norman ... Aunt Helen
Lorianne Collins Lorianne Collins ... Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes Elizabeth Hayes ... Miss Simpson
Laura Lee Norton Laura Lee Norton ... Mrs. Ellis
Michael J. Matusiak Michael J. Matusiak ... Photographer
Jeff Woodward Jeff Woodward ... Reporter #1
David Massry David Massry ... Reporter #2
Cheri Brown Cheri Brown ... Attractive Girl
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Storyline

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives. With the help of Al Carver (Michael Schoeffling), whose father runs the show, she works toward her goal. An injury to star rider Marie (Kathleen York) paves her way, and she finds herself on the diving platform. Her life looks complete now that she and Al are in love, but she is about to be thrust into the most trying time of her life. Written by Kacey M.

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The inspiring true-life adventure of a courageous young rebel who defied the odds...and won.

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Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Quoted from the American Film Institute: "Production designer Randy Ser had only two weeks to build a diving tower and a water tank that could be transported from the horse training facility in Newhall, CA, to filming locations in South Carolina. After considerable research, Ser found a manufacturer that constructed its water tanks with bolts rather than welding. He ordered a tank measuring forty feet in diameter and ten feet deep, with a capacity of 88,750 gallons. The tank was built to withstand the water displacement created by a horse and rider with the combined weight of 1,000 pounds. Ser also designed a diving tower that could withstand the sixty-mile-per-hour winds common during hurricane season on the Atlantic coast." See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Sonora rips the lace off her skirt to use as a rope to guide the horse with the lace is short as she puts it on her horse, but then after she jumps on her horse the lace is all of a sudden twice as long. See more »

Quotes

Al: Why did you never answer any of my letters?
Sonora: I never got any letters.
Al: Well, I wrote you just about everyday.
Sonora: What did you say?
Al: Stuff.
Sonora: What kind of stuff?
Al: Well... you know... stuff!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Boardwalk In Atlantic City
Written by Mack Gordon and Josef Myrow
Performed by Gabrielle Anwar
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A movie everybody could watch.
26 January 2003 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

I do not know how many times I watched this movie. It enjoyable every time I see it. Gabrielle Anwar who plays Sonora a runaway is desperately to make her dreams true as a driving girl. A lesson worth learn about in the film. All the performances are great. A film worth the celluloid it printed.


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken See more »

Filming Locations:

South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,710,416, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$7,294,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,294,835
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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