Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

7.11 h 29 min1991G
An orphan is determined to become a death-defying horse "diving girl."
Steve Miner
Gabrielle AnwarMichael SchoefflingCliff Robertson
English [CC]
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6036 global ratings

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Ozark SamReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A good family movie
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We had this movie in our library 20 years ago on VHS. We decided to replace it with a DVD because it is an uplifting movie that is enjoyable for the whole family. There are no sexual scenes or innuendos, no crude language, and no violence beyond what one might encounter in daily life. It is also based on a true story--always a plus.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2021
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Probably My Favorite Movie of All Time
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I rarely write reviews, but this one is special to me. This movie was shown to my class when I was in middle school twenty something years ago, and it has been a great favorite of mine ever since. I waited for years to be able to purchase the book written by Sonora Carver, "A Girl and Five Brave Horses". It was out of print for a long time; used copies used to be over $100. Finally it was re-printed in paper back at an affordable price. The book is very different from the movie, however it is true that she went blind and continued to dive blind for years, and she did marry Al.

When I was in my late twenties, I had some partial vision loss due to leaking blood vessels in my eyes that caused scarring (a rare condition at such a young age). Thank God, I was extremely lucky that the treatment stopped the bleeding in time to preserve the majority of my vision, and I can still live a normal life. But during those first uncertain months of testing and treatment, this movie of course came to my mind, and it was helpful to know that vision loss or blindness doesn't have to mean your life is over. I suppose it was that experience that cemented this movie as an all time favorite for me, because I still watch it occasionally, and love it, after all these years. A touching, feel good movie with a happy ending, and family friendly.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Girl defeats odds because of positivite spirit in 1920s themed movie
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“Great porkchop Marie” Teach your kids they can be anything they want- as long as they’re ok with running away from home, chopping their hair off, diving off 4-story-tall diving boards on top of horses, go permanently blind because of said diving, and fall in love with way older grown men, they can achieve their dreams. OK so a little bit of sarcasm, but this is actually a great movie about perseverance, determination, and most importantly a positive, unbreakable spirit!
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Audra T.Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my all time favorites
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I love this movie. I have since it came out. Incredible story that is based on the truth. Grabriel Anwar did a great awkward job. I think this film should be watched by all youth today. I showed it to my 6th and 7th grade classes last year. They LOVED it. After viewing the film they became more interested in "life" rather than "social media life".
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Rebecca ElkevizthReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
As a young girl who loved horses, this film
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As a young girl who loved horses, this film, especially with the dreamy Michael Schoeffling, became an immediate favorite. A chance to remind us all how important it is to have dreams, how infections these dreams may become, and how tragedy can be a state of mind, more than a physical incident, this film is an excellent one for young people, especially young women who desire to make the most of life's possibilities!
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Theodora d'ConcordReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2014
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Charming - edge of my seat thrilling.
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A true story of a diving girl/horse team which because it is true is even more amazing. Diving horses are no longer legal in the US due to its inherent dangers. In one case, a diving horse who loved his work far too much decided to sneak out of his stall one evening and run up the diving ramp on his own and without hesitation dove fore feet first into the Pacific Ocean where he was last seen by helpless onlookers to have lost his sense of direction and swim away from shore out to sea where he drowned. So sad was this event to the nation's powers that be, shortly afterward the practice of teaching horses to dive for entertainment was swiftly banned throughout the nation. In this book, the team dove straight down into a tub of water. OMG! Dangerous stuff. Oddly, for some reason it does not seem to be published in DVD format.
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ToniReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2021
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Unbelievable movie!
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This was my Mother’s favorite movie, and for good reason. It’s one of the most remarkable true stories you’ll ever see! It’s become one of my favorites and my husband’s too. I would definitely recommend this purchase or at least rent it from Amazon. You won’t believe how wonderfully amazing this girl was!
Wili1Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2017
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A good family picture
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ADosmeymovie for the whole family. A headstrong girl wants more for her life and runs off to join a circus who goes to Atlantic city to dive horses. She's adamant that she will do it and won't take no for an answer. She starts by mucking out stalls and doing odd jobs until one day the let her try and she does it well. Her love interest is helping her to learn and that all I can say without blowing the picture!
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