Borrowed Hearts

Theatrical Release: December 1, 1997
DVD Release: December 1, 1997
Borrowed Hearts


“When trying to decide what is important, always think with the heart, not the head. The heart is the wiser,” Javier Del Campo tells manufacturing baron Sam Field. But if Sam listens to his heart, it might mean missing out on a $50 million business deal. Putting money first has always seemed to work for Sam. At least until Kathleen and her 7-year-old daughter, Zoe, come into his life. Unlike Sam, they barely have enough money to survive, but they have plenty of something that he has a big shortage of – love. But can Sam open up enough to let love’s warmth melt the ice around his heart? If he can, he might just discover that family and loyalty are the best friends money cannot buy.

Dove Review

When Sam needs a family to impress a prospective buyer for his business, little does he know what will happen to his heart. But neither does Kathleen the hard working mom who wants a better life for her daughter Zoe. What transpires between the three is a heartwarming Christmas story for the family. We all know that Christmas should be about love and family. This charming story will entertain the entire family, showing them the importance of what loyalty, listening and love can do for them and the people around them. This is a Christmas Special for your entire family to enjoy but I must advise you that this movie contains some elements that puts it in our 12+ category. We award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for 12 and older

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple having dinner with suggestive sexual innuendos; couple "making out" (does not get too graphic); discussion regarding couple spending a weekend together; a couple kiss each other.
Language: H-1; OG-1
Violence: Man yells at young girl; young girl climbs tree and falls.
Drugs: Mild drinking at party and with dinner, and the smoking of cigars.
Nudity: Woman in a low-cut dress.
Other: A man tries to black mail another; discussion regarding a divorced couple; pretending to be a family.


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Writer: Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Producer: Mary Kahn
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 91 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe