Heart Like a Wheel

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Heart Like a Wheel is a 1983 biographical film directed by Jonathan Kaplan and based on the life of drag racing driver Shirley Muldowney. It stars Bonnie Bedelia as Muldowney, and Beau Bridges as drag racing legend Connie Kalitta. read more

Heart Like a Wheel is a 1983 biographical film directed by Jonathan Kaplan and based on the life of drag racing driver Shirley Muldowney. It stars Bonnie Bedelia as Muldowney, and Beau Bridges as drag racing legend Connie Kalitta. The film garnered two award nominations: Bedelia for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, and William Theiss for an Academy Award for Costume Design.

Original Release

04/01/1983

US Release

04/01/1983

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Cast

Bonnie Bedelia Shirley Muldowney
Beau Bridges Connie Kalitta
Leo Rossi Jack Muldowney
Hoyt Axton Tex Roque / Jack Roque
Bill McKinney Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits / "Big Daddy" Don Garlits
Anthony Edwards John Muldowney (age 15-23) / John Muldowney
Terence Knox Jack's Friend
James Burton Guitar Player, Tex's Band
Paul Bartel Chef Paul
Creed Bratton Photographer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jonathan Kaplan

Writers

Ken Friedman, Joan McCall, David E. Peckinpah

Cast

Bonnie Bedelia Shirley Muldowney
Beau Bridges Connie Kalitta
Leo Rossi Jack Muldowney
Hoyt Axton Tex Roque / Jack Roque
Bill McKinney Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits / "Big Daddy" Don Garlits
Anthony Edwards John Muldowney (age 15-23) / John Muldowney
Terence Knox Jack's Friend
James Burton Guitar Player, Tex's Band
Paul Bartel Chef Paul
Creed Bratton Photographer
Tiffany Brissette Little Shirley
Dick Miller Mickey White
Bruce Barlow Bass Player, Tex's Band
Missy Basile Angela
Jesse Aragon Carlos
Paul Bryar Matt, Card Player
Martin Casella Repoter #1 / Reporter #1
Michael Cavanaugh NHRA Boss
Sandy Chanley Fan
Mark Dawson Guitar / Harmonica, Tex's Band

Producers

Lamar Card Executive Producer
Rich Irvine Executive Producer
James L. Stewart Executive Producer
Charles Roven Producer
Marty Katz Producer
Arne Schmidt Producer
John Strong Producer

Editors

O. Nicholas Brown

1984 Oscar Best Costume Design Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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