Heart Like a Wheel
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Heart Like a Wheel
Heart Like a Wheel stars Bonnie Bedelia as real-life racing champion Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney. Overcoming sexist hurdles, Shirley works hard to qualify for the major auto race competitions of America. Firmly in her cheering section is her dad (Hoyt Axton), and--at least at first--her husband, mechanic Jack Muldowney (Leo Rossi). When Jack, jealous of Shirley's success, leaves her, she casts her lot with troublesome banned racer Connie Kalita (Beau Bridges). The film comes to a head at the 1966 National Hot Rod Association World Championship, which Shirley eventually wins three… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This charming movie further expanded the roles allotted to women, chronicling the career of Muldowney (splendidly played by Bonnie Badelia), the only race driver (male or female) to have won three times the National Hot Rod Association World Championship"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A spunky, well-crafted movie about the first woman to succeed in big-time drag racing"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A solid entry in the overcoming-great-odds-to-become-a-champion biopic."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"... and there STILL ain't many girls in NASCAR."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
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