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Winning (1969)

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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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Storyline

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 See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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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

This was originally to have been a low-budget, made-for-TV movie. However, Paul Newman, who had just caught the "racing bug", heard about it, decided it was the kind of movie he wanted to do, and it was soon elevated to a big-budget "A"-list feature film. See more »

Quotes

Frank Capua: What's that for?
Charley: You celebrate, I celebrate, too.
Frank Capua: Oh, come on. You don't drink.
Charley: Hey, what kind of a put-down is that? I gotta start sometime. I'm sixteen.
Frank Capua: You wouldn't even like it.
Charley: How do you know unless you try?
Frank Capua: Take a sip.
Charley: Salud.
[takes a sip]
Charley: Good!
[...]
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one of Newman's very best
23 May 2016 | by nzpedalsSee all my reviews

From very near the start, Newman and Woodward look so comfortable in each others presence. Well, they had been married for eleven years by then! There are other films where the "married" couple just look as though they are acting, and are not real. Here, it is so different and makes watching the rest of it worthwhile, and pleasant.

OK, so we know that neither Newman nor Kapua won the 1968 Indy 500, so-what? It is easy to join in the excitement and appreciate the drama. The joining of real footage, especially of the first-lap pile-up is neatly and realistically done.

Coping with infidelity is always going to be hard, by both partners, here they do it OK.

Richard Thomas as the adopted son is good enough and led me to then watch his simply brilliant "All Quiet on the Western Front".


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