New York Times - 10/06/1983
"...Immediate and understandable, and [it] never opts for heroism at the expense of authenticity....Bedelia gives a fine performance..."
New York Times - 12/25/1983
Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1983"
The story of premier drag racer Shirley Muldowney, who became the first driver ever to win the National Hot Rod Association's World Championship more than once. In order to do so, she had to break not only speed records, but formidable sexual barriers as well. Academy Award Nominations: Best Costume Design.
Biography about trophy-winning race car driver Shirley Muldowney, and how she broke into what was primarily a man's field. The film traces her life from the car-racing influences of her childhood and teens to her success as an adult, in which she was aided by her second husband, a race car driver himself.
Car / Automobile Racing |
Theatrical Release |
Shirley Muldowney served as a creative consultant to the production.