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Untamed Heart (1993)

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A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers.

Director:

Tony Bill

Writer:

Tom Sierchio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Adam
Marisa Tomei ... Caroline
Rosie Perez ... Cindy
Kyle Secor ... Howard
Willie Garson ... Patsy
James Cada James Cada ... Bill #1
Gary Groomes ... Bill #2
Claudia Wilkens ... Mother Camilla
Pat Clemons Pat Clemons ... Sister Helen
Lotis Key Lotis Key ... Nun
Vanessa Hart Vanessa Hart ... Nun
Charley Bartlett Charley Bartlett ... Young Adam
Vincent Kartheiser ... Orphan Boy
Wendy Feder Wendy Feder ... Orphange Nurse
Nancy Marvy Nancy Marvy ... Caroline's Mom
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Storyline

Caroline has not had much luck in love. Boyfriends seem to either leave her or cheat on her. Then she meets a shy, introverted man at work named Adam. When leaving work one day, two men attack her. Adam comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, retaliation by the attackers sends Adam to the hospital where he finds out he has a diseased heart. Adam is an orphan and was told he had a baboon's heart. He refuses a transplant, as he believes his love for Caroline is contained in his damaged heart. Before tragedy can strike, they have a passionate but brief romance. Adam opens up to Caroline and he, in turn, heals her broken heart. Written by msdebello@aol.com

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He doesn't make sense. She doesn't make sense. Together they make sense.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and violence, and for sensuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baboon Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,899,204
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rosie Perez character wears a U2 pin on her waitress uniform. See more »

Goofs

When Caroline is getting ready to meet her boyfriend at the beginning of the movie, we see her sweep a bunch of makeup off of her dressing table and into her purse, then she walks off the screen to the right. When she comes back, the makeup is back on the dressing table. See more »

Quotes

Adam: I follow you home...
Caroline: You follow me home?
Adam: I wasn't finished.
Caroline: Finish.
Adam: I follow you home to make sure you're... safe.
Caroline: Well I never see you.
Adam: I stay pretty far behind. I'm sorry.
Caroline: Well, I mean, don't be sorry... I just...
Adam: I wasn't finished.
Caroline: Finish.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

A scene where Marisa Tomei took off her brassiere was re-shot at a different angle. The scene from the front showing her topless was only for broadcast on European television. However, the front topless has been viewed in the United States. So Comcast Cable must be running European versions even though USA version was supposed to be PG-13-rated. See more »

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References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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Tom's Diner
Written by Suzanne Vega
Performed by DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
Courtesy of A&M Records
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A great portrait of lovers in love
17 June 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

A childhood illness leaves a young man with a serious health problem and a somewhat odd outlook on life. Being rather retiring, he was considered strange by his fellow employees; causing them to shy away from him. Despite all this, he gets to know one of the girls better after he helps her out of a sticky situation. They manage to have a brief yet fulfilling relationship. Very romantic, I loved it.


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