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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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 | top fuel | love | 1960s | race car | 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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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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A sign for Pepsi's famous "Be Sociable/Have a Pepsi" campaign is visible in barroom scene set in 1956, two years earlier than that slogan was actually launched. See more »

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Repoter #1: What's a beautiful girl like you doing at a racetrack like this?
Shirley Muldowney: Winning.
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You Taught Me How to Cry
Written and Performed by Hoyt Axton
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31 March 2002 | by (York, England) – See all my reviews

This film is a great representation of the true story of Shirley Cha Cha Muldowney. Drag racing enthusiasts will love it for the cars and it's true story and general film lovers will like it for it's story about the first female racer to break into this male dominated sport. Not only did she do that but she dominated it in the late seventies and early eighties. I first saw this film at the age of 11 at a custom car show in Leeds, England and it was a real eye opener to the sport.


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