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Bruce Barlow ...
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Jack Muldowney
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John Muldowney (age 15-23)
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Chef Paul
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Angela
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Carlos
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Little Shirley
Paul Bryar ...
Matt, Card Player
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Guitar Player, Tex's Band
Martin Casella ...
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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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She did something, women were forbidden to do and, become a World Champion.

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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 »

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Shirley and Jack are seen in a 1956 scene with "I Only Have Eyes For You" playing in the background, but the version by The Flamingos that is played wasn't released until 1959. See more »

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Tex Roque: I want you to come home, with a high school diploma with the name "Shirley Ann Muldowney".
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Soft Drinks
Music by Michael Lloyd
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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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