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Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

PG
113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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.See moreShirley 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 See less
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Ken Friedman | Joan McCall (original script by)
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$272,278
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$272,278
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Release date
Apr 1, 1983 (United States)

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58 cast members
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Bonnie Bedelia
Shirley Muldowney Shirley Muldowney   See fewer
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Beau Bridges
Connie Kalitta Connie Kalitta   See fewer
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Bruce Barlow
Bass Player, Tex's Band Bass Player, Tex's Band   See fewer
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Leo Rossi
Jack Muldowney Jack Muldowney   See fewer
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Anthony Edwards
John Muldowney (age 15-23) John Muldowney (age 15-23)   See fewer
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Hoyt Axton
Tex Roque Tex Roque   See fewer
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Paul Bartel
Chef Paul Chef Paul   See fewer
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Missy Basile
Angela Angela   See fewer
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Creed Bratton
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Jesse Aragon
Carlos Carlos   See fewer
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Tiffany Brissette
Little Shirley Little Shirley   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
Matt, Card Player Matt, Card Player   See fewer
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James Burton
Guitar Player, Tex's Band Guitar Player, Tex's Band   See fewer
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Martin Casella
Repoter #1 Repoter #1   See fewer
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Michael Cavanaugh
NHRA Boss NHRA Boss   See fewer
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Mark Dawson
Guitar / Harmonica, Tex's Band Guitar / Harmonica, Tex's Band   See fewer
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Diane Delano
Shirley's Sister Shirley's Sister   See fewer
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Tom Duffield
Rahn Tobler Rahn Tobler   See fewer
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Jill Carroll
John's girlfriend John's girlfriend   See fewer
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Steve Evans
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Dennis Fetchet
Fiddle Player, Tex's Band Fiddle Player, Tex's Band   See fewer
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Chris Fontana
Frank the Crank Frank the Crank   See fewer
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Ellen Geer
Mrs. Marianne Kalitta Mrs. Marianne Kalitta   See fewer
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Ashley Graham
Girl at Track Girl at Track   See fewer
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Christi Graham
Girl at Track Girl at Track   See fewer
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Marvin Graham
Kalitta's Crew Chief Kalitta's Crew Chief   See fewer
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Nora Heflin
Nurse North Nurse North   See fewer
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Mitzi Hoag
Shirley's Mother Shirley's Mother   See fewer
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Marvin 'Swede' Johnson
'Lariat' Sponsor 'Lariat' Sponsor   See fewer
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Tim Kimber
Buddy Buddy   See fewer
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Terence Knox
Jack's Friend Jack's Friend   See fewer
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Sam Laws
Piano Player Piano Player   See fewer
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Paul Linke
Reporter #2 Reporter #2   See fewer
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Dean Paul Martin
Sonny Rigotti Sonny Rigotti   See fewer
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Bill McKinney
Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits   See fewer
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Michael Milgrom
Tourist at Bar Tourist at Bar   See fewer
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Dick Miller
Mickey White Mickey White   See fewer
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Bob Minor
Ralph, NHRA Official Ralph, NHRA Official   See fewer
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Harry Northup
Trooper Trooper   See fewer
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Catherine Paolone
Mrs. 'Good Joe' Mrs. 'Good Joe'   See fewer
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Sam Posey
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Robert Ridgely
Bob Morton, 'Sportsline' (as Bob Ridgely) Bob Morton, 'Sportsline' (as Bob Ridgely)   See fewer
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Jennifer Roven
Chrysler PR Woman Chrysler PR Woman   See fewer
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Michael Talbott
Englishtown Announcer Englishtown Announcer   See fewer
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Leonard Termo
Good Joe Good Joe   See fewer
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Byron Thames
John (age 10-13) John (age 10-13)   See fewer
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Brandon Brent Williams
John (age 5-8) John (age 5-8)   See fewer
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Constance Yelverton
Rigotti's Girl Rigotti's Girl   See fewer
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Stormy Byrd
Himself / spectator (uncredited) Himself / spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Poker game with Hoyt Axton (uncredited) Poker game with Hoyt Axton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Hill
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ron Masak
Yankee Announcer Mel Allen (uncredited) Yankee Announcer Mel Allen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elliott Mason
Young Boy / Autograph Seeker (uncredited) Young Boy / Autograph Seeker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Race Fan / Autograph Seeker (uncredited) Race Fan / Autograph Seeker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Winston Rep (uncredited) Winston Rep (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 1,154 votes