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Steel Chariots (1997)

Set in the world of NASCAR racing, a family racing team is in danger of being ripped apart by the rivalry between two brothers tempted by fame, money, and beautiful women.

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Tommy Lee Wallace
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John Beck ... Dale Tucker
Kathleen Nolan ... Ethel Tucker
Ben Browder ... D.J. Tucker
Heidi Mark ... Amber
Randy Travis ... Rev. Wally Jones
Scott Gurney ... Brett Tucker
Madison Michele ... Melissa Bogart
Brian Van Holt ... Franklin Jones
Heather Stephens ... Josie
Robby Preddy Robby Preddy ... Charlotte Tucker
Jeff Gordon ... Self
Mark Martin Mark Martin ... Self
Rusty Wallace Rusty Wallace ... Self
Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett ... Self
Benny Parsons Benny Parsons ... Self
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Set in the world of NASCAR racing, a family racing team is in danger of being ripped apart by the rivalry between two brothers tempted by fame, money, and beautiful women.

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Action | Drama

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Hollywood and NASCAR just don't seem to gel together...
26 September 1998 | by DBrodaSee all my reviews

As a long-time NASCAR fan, once again it's sad to see Hollywood botch a racing film. (Days of Thunder is the most well-known flawed portrayal.) Steel Chariots, a Fox made-for-TV film, is far worse than Days of Thunder was, though. Days, for all its portrayal of NASCAR drivers as homicidal and/or suicidal maniacs when behind the wheel, had good actors (Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman, Fred Thompson), while this film has actors who seem more wooden than the NASCAR personalities who make cameos. It also has some really offensive stereotypes, perhaps -- perhaps -- one step ahead of Dukes of Hazard. A couple of good race shots are all that salvage this from being an unmitigated disaster... instead, it's a very slightly mitigated disaster.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vom Sieger zum Champion See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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