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Successful racecar driver Capua (Paul Newman) falls in love with Elora (Joanne Woodward). The two marry and settle down with Elora's 13-year-old son Charley (Richard Thomas). The honeymoon is short-lived as Capua must spend his time away from home on the racing circuit. Soon the racer's luck begins to change as his main rival Luther Erding (Robert Wagner) begins to best him at every race. Capua has a one-track mind and realizes too late that his wife is being lapped by the rival racer not only on the track but in the bedroom as well. He comes home to find his wife in bed with Luther,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"THe effect of Winning, an auto-racing drama, is so refreshingly graphic and intelligent that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward have earned a long vacation, should they so choose."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"The film goes nowhere except in circles."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Well of course he wins the race and gets the girl."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The footage in the Indy race is of the awesome 17-car crackup that began the 1968 festivities. Its insertion lends the picture even greater authenticity."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The racing sequences are fun to watch nut the family melodrama is rather dreary, despite the presence of Paul Newman and wife-actress Joanne Woodward."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Newman's knowledge and experience in top-class racing helped him identify with the Formula One racing driver he plays, and a genuine passion for the sport shines through those blue eyes."
‑ , Film4
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