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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 »

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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 Everything! In 70mm and 4-Track Sterophonic Sound 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:

Virages See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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70 mm 6-Track (UK release) (unconfirmed)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Additional footage needed after the 1968 Indy 500 was filmed at Indianapolis Raceway Park. See more »

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Charley: Hey, Frank. You know what? What about a little sugar in his gas tank? That'll fix him. I read that in a magazine about how the saboteurs work.
[laughing]
Charley: You think I'm drunk?
Frank Capua: I don't need any sugar in his gas tank 'cause I'm gonna beat that son-of-a-bitch anyway!
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Paul and Joanne are great together, the movie less than great.
4 September 1999 | by Jonathan-18See all my reviews

The feeling I had during the movie is: this could have been better if it was totally different: More relations between characters and less cars. And even when there is a race, we get weird 60's shots of people not even watching the race. How about more about the rivalry between Newman and Wagner. What does Joanne do- is she a housewife, raising by herself a child since he was three? Richard Thomas (Charlie) and Newman should have had more scenes before Charlie is sad of the breakup; I would have been sad losing a father like Newman, but we should see why Charlie is sad. Newman puts as much character to Frank as the script allows. Too long, not too predictable (not that there are any big surprises, other than the credits coming a bit early in the last scene). Paul and Joanne are great together, see Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990).


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