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Winning (1969)

M | | Action, Drama, Sport | 8 July 1969 (UK)
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Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »

Director:

James Goldstone

Writer:

Howard Rodman

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Newman ... Capua
Joanne Woodward ... Elora
Robert Wagner ... Erding
Richard Thomas ... Charley
David Sheiner ... Crawford
Clu Gulager ... Larry
Barry Ford Barry Ford ... Bottineau
Karen Arthur Karen Arthur ... Miss Dairy Queen
Bobby Unser Bobby Unser ... Himself
Tony Hulman Tony Hulman ... Himself
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Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther Erding, and strains the relationship with his stepson. Written by J A Ollinger <jao@speedlink.com>

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WINNING is for men who live dangerously! WINNING is for women who love recklessly! WINNING is for young people who live for now! WINNING...is for everybody! See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

500 millas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,644,335
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (UK release) (unconfirmed)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The winning car of Frank Capua (Paul Newman) is painted to resemble the #3 Rislone Special driven to victory in the 1968 Indy 500 by Bobby Unser. Unser makes a cameo appearance, congratulating Capua on his victory. See more »

Quotes

Frank Capua: People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.
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drive a long road
22 May 2011 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

First, I should say that I've never been into car racing. The only other racecar-themed movie that I've seen is "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (which was certainly funny). That said, I didn't find James Goldstone's "Winning" to be a bad movie. Although the movie meanders a little too much, it was mostly a solid focus on the toll that racecar driver Frank Capua's (Paul Newman) obsession with winning takes on his marriage. The verbal exchanges between Frank and his despondent wife Elora (Joanne Woodward) run kind of long at times. The scenes of the races themselves make the sport look like a death wish. But overall it's a good movie, and it has a better ending than you'd expect.

Also starring Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas, and a whole bunch of racers as themselves.


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