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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 All (40) »

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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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PG | See all certifications »
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1 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Corazón sobre ruedas  »

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Candy Clark, Kathryn Harrold, Susan Lucci, and Jamie Lee Curtis were all considered for the role of Shirley Muldowney. Curtis was Shirley Muldowney's personal choice to play her, but the part eventually went to Bonnie Bedelia. See more »

Goofs

In the pits, standing by her dragster, Shirley's cigarette changes sizes during shots. See more »

Quotes

Repoter #1: What's a beautiful girl like you doing at a racetrack like this?
Shirley Muldowney: Winning.
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Connections

Featured in Shirley Muldowney: Behind the Wheel (2006) See more »

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Written and Performed by Hoyt Axton
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Finally It's Coming to DVD
22 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thsi excellent film is finally being released on DVD (coming soon) from Anchor Bay, so no more over priced bootlegs on ebay! This will be great for all drag racing fans in general and Shirley fans in particular, up to this DVD release you could only hope to catch it on TV (seldom ever shown) or find one of the old video tapes (usually worn out) or pay a crazy price to someone on ebay who will then sell you a bootleg copy of one of the poor quality video tapes that he burned to DVD-r (and call it a euro import, never released in the U.S.) ebay amazes me the non legal stuff they let be listed on their site., ebay has become a corporate nightmare over the last few years anyway, so who cares i guess.


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