HEART LIKE A WHEEL
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan Screenplay by Ken Friedman
There they govrooom!tearing up 400 yards of Middle America. The two hot-rod drivers are enacting the Automobile Age's axiom of machismo: Speed thrills. Ten seconds later, the cars barrel across the finish line and the winner steps out, shaking her shoulder-length hair, allowing herself a tight, triumphant smile. Shirley Muldowney, dragstrip ace.
In format, Heart Like a Wheel occupies the ragged terrain somewhere between old B movies and new TV movies. A blue-collar inspirational, it follows Muldowney from her teen-age nights...