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      Winning

      PG Released Oct 22, 1969 2h 3m Drama Adventure List
      63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 48% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Race car driver Frank Capua (Paul Newman) holds track victories above all else, but as he competes in the string of races that lead to motoring's crown jewel, the Indianapolis 500, he finds it harder to connect with wife Elora (Joanne Woodward) and stepson Charley (Richard Thomas). When he learns that Elora is sleeping with fellow racer Luther "Lou" Erding (Robert Wagner), Frank leaves the family, but plucky Charley decides he won't stand idly by as his family disintegrates. Read More Read Less

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      Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic What keeps the picture from tedium, besides its hard action, is Paul Newman's performance as the racer-hero. Newman simply seems incapable of making a false move or sound. May 27, 2009 Full Review Howard Thompson New York Times 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. Rated: 4.5/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Well of course he wins the race and gets the girl. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service The picture, unfortunately, is a loser pretty much all of the way. Jul 15, 2019 Full Review Penelope Houston The Spectator James Goldstone's film is one of motels, concrete, the sour smell of petrol; homelier than the jet-set rich feeling which seems to overcome film-makers whenever they get on the starting-line. Jul 11, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com 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. Rated: C+ Jul 29, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D I am not into racing films but this one works well thanks to Newman and his likable character. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/29/23 Full Review Audience Member The drama side of it is all a bit 60s daytime soap opera. But the authenticity of the racing and the cars lifts it for fans of motor racing in that era. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Movie lacks direction. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't understand these scores this doc as so well done and who doesn't love Paul Newman. Paul is a great person and carve out a meaningful life. Give it a watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review lanfranco c A movie watched 45 years ago in a cinema that doesn't exist anymore.. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Really good documentary. Had no idea he even raced. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Race car driver Frank Capua (Paul Newman) holds track victories above all else, but as he competes in the string of races that lead to motoring's crown jewel, the Indianapolis 500, he finds it harder to connect with wife Elora (Joanne Woodward) and stepson Charley (Richard Thomas). When he learns that Elora is sleeping with fellow racer Luther "Lou" Erding (Robert Wagner), Frank leaves the family, but plucky Charley decides he won't stand idly by as his family disintegrates.
      Director
      James Goldstone
      Producer
      John Foreman
      Screenwriter
      Howard Rodman
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal/Universal Int
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 22, 1969, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 28, 2004
      Runtime
      2h 3m