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Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

 -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  1 April 1983 (USA)
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Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her ... See full summary »

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Bruce Barlow ...
Bass Player, Tex's Band
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Jack Muldowney
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John Muldowney (age 15-23)
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Tex Roque
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Chef Paul
Missy Basile ...
Angela
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Photographer
Jesse Aragon ...
Carlos
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Little Shirley
Paul Bryar ...
Matt, Card Player
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Guitar Player, Tex's Band
Martin Casella ...
Repoter #1
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NHRA Boss
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Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream. Written by Reid Gagle

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racing | race car | top fuel | 1960s | love | See more »

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She did something, women were forbidden to do and, become a World Champion.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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1 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Corazón sobre ruedas  »

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Trivia

One of a late 1970s early 1980s mini-cycle of films centering around women athletes. The movies include Blue Skies Again (1983) (baseball), Goldengirl (1979) (athletics), The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981) (athletics), Hockey Night (1984) (ice hockey), Quarterback Princess (1983) (gridiron), Personal Best (1982) (pentathlon), Gregory's Girl (1981) (soccer) and Heart Like a Wheel (1983) (drag racing). See more »

Goofs

Late in the movie after Muldowney beats Kalitta for the championship, her crew pulls up in a 70's Yellow & White Chevy/GMC 1-ton pickup. In the next scene they are outside the truck and it is an orange Dodge 1-ton pickup. See more »

Quotes

Tex Roque: I want you to come home, with a high school diploma with the name "Shirley Ann Muldowney".
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Featured in Shirley Muldowney: Behind the Wheel (2006) See more »

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Louie Louie
Written by Richard Berry
Performed by Jack Ely
Played on the radio at the garage
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Heartwarming!
5 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bonnie Bedelia turns in an outstanding performance as female drag racer Shirley Muldowney. The cars, music and clothes are right on for the time period. The film is filled with the struggles Shirley went through to juggle a racing career and still be a good wife and mother. Don't miss this movie!


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