Winning (1969)





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In this film, hot-shot racecar driver Frank Capua lives for his moments on the track. When he falls in love and marries Elora and takes over as a father for her young son, his obsession with racing and winning threatens to take its toll on Frank's new family.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Howard Rodman, Howard A. Rodman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 16, 1999

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as Frank Capua

as Elora Capua

as Charley Capua

as Luther "Lou" Erding

as Lee Crawford

as Larry Morechek

as Les Bottineau

as The Girl

as Miss Redburne's Moth...

as Miss Dairy Queen

as Miss Redburne

as Sam Jagin

as Cleaning Woman

as Trombone Player

as Eshovo

as Mrs. Eshovo

as The Stranger

as Desk Clerk

as Motorcycle Girl

as Party Girl

as Himself

as Himself

as Indianapolis Policem...

as Indianapolis Queen

as Starter

as Indianapolis Intervi...

as Indianapolis Intervi...

as Himself

as Himself

as Driver No. 1

as Driver No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Winning

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

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.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Well of course he wins the race and gets the girl.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 27, 2009
The New Republic
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 29, 2009

The film goes nowhere except in circles.

December 20, 2007

Audience Reviews for Winning

Workaholic ("hiding from life") meets a small town single mom ("emotionally insatiable") and they get married. Wonder what she'll do when he's off overworking at the office ... with his "baby, he doesn't appreciate a beautiful girl like you" best friend? So goes the drama quotient here, kid stuff for Newman and Woodward, so what's the film about? Well, the office is a racetrack here, old school, Fords, Chevys, Pontiacs and Dodges, and tons of whack race footage. Me likey.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Excellent performers are stuck in this draggy inert drama. Both Newmans do their best and look great but this is a dull movie.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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