Winning (1969)

Winning
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TitleWinning
Year1969
CountryUSA
GenreSport (Movies)
CollectionRace
Run Time2h 3 min
Director

Professional racecar driver Frank Capua meets divorcee Elora. After a whirlwind romance they are married. Charley, Elora’s teenage son by her first husband, becomes very close to Frank, and helps him prepare his cars for his races. But Frank is so dedicated to his career that he neglects his wife, who has an affair with Frank’s main rival on the race track, Luther Erding. Frank finds them in bed together and storms out. The couple separate, but Frank still sees Charley regularly. Frank’s bitterness fuels his dedication to his work, and he becomes a much more aggressive driver. At the Indianapolis 500, Elora and Charley watch while Frank drives the race of his life and wins. After winning, Frank attends a victory party. He is uninterested when attractive women throw themselves at him, and he slips away. Luther finds Frank and apologizes to him for the affair, but Frank punches him. Frank visits Elora and tells her he wants to start again. Elora is unsure. The film ends with a freeze-frame as the two look uncertainly at each other.

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Winning
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Cast:

Paul Newman Paul Newman
Frank Capua
Joanne Woodward Joanne Woodward
Elora Capua
Robert Wagner Robert Wagner
Luther Lou Erding
Richard Thomas Richard Thomas
Charley Capua

Professional racecar driver Frank Capua meets divorcee Elora. After a whirlwind romance they are married. Charley, Elora’s teenage son by her first husband, becomes very close to Frank, and helps him prepare his cars for his races. But Frank is so dedicated to his career that he neglects his wife, who has an affair with Frank’s main rival on the race track, Luther Erding. Frank finds them in bed together and storms out. The couple separate, but Frank still sees Charley regularly. Frank’s bitterness fuels his dedication to his work, and he becomes a much more aggressive driver. At the Indianapolis 500, Elora and Charley watch while Frank drives the race of his life and wins. After winning, Frank attends a victory party. He is uninterested when attractive women throw themselves at him, and he slips away. Luther finds Frank and apologizes to him for the affair, but Frank punches him. Frank visits Elora and tells her he wants to start again. Elora is unsure. The film ends with a freeze-frame as the two look uncertainly at each other.

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