• Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

Heart Like a Wheel

Release Date: 1983

DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2006

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

During the 1950s, housewife Shirley Muldowney (Bonnie Bedelia) talks her mechanic husband, Jack (Leo Rossi), into letting her street race his sports car. She quickly discovers she has a true talent and begins pursuing a career as a professional driver. At first, Shirley is met with skepticism among the racing community and is denied the license necessary to drive professionally. But when she's finally given the chance to prove herself, she shows that racing isn't always a man's game.

Cast: Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Leo Rossi, Hoyt Axton, Bill McKinney, Anthony Edwards, Dean-Paul Martin, Paul Bartel

Director: Jonathan Kaplan

Genres: Biography

Keywords: 1970s, 1960s, Rise, 1950s, Transformation, Competition, Underdog, House, 1980s, Inspiring

Awards

Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama