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Heart Like a Wheel (1983) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Jonathan Kaplan

Writing Credits  

Ken Friedman ... (written by)
 
Joan McCall ... (original script by)
David E. Peckinpah ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Bonnie Bedelia ... Shirley Muldowney
Beau Bridges ... Connie Kalitta
Bruce Barlow Bruce Barlow ... Bass Player, Tex's Band
Leo Rossi ... Jack Muldowney
Anthony Edwards ... John Muldowney (age 15-23)
Hoyt Axton ... Tex Roque
Paul Bartel ... Chef Paul
Missy Basile Missy Basile ... Angela
Creed Bratton ... Photographer
Jesse Aragon Jesse Aragon ... Carlos
Tiffany Brissette ... Little Shirley
Paul Bryar ... Matt, Card Player
James Burton ... Guitar Player, Tex's Band
Martin Casella ... Repoter #1
Michael Cavanaugh ... NHRA Boss
Sandy Chanley Sandy Chanley ... Fan
Mark Dawson Mark Dawson ... Guitar / Harmonica, Tex's Band
Diane Delano ... Shirley's Sister
Tom Duffield ... Rahn Tobler
Jill Carroll ... John's girlfriend
Steve Evans Steve Evans ... Himself
Dennis Fetchet Dennis Fetchet ... Fiddle Player, Tex's Band
Chris Fontana Chris Fontana ... Frank the Crank
Ellen Geer ... Mrs. Marianne Kalitta
Ashley Graham Ashley Graham ... Girl at Track
Christi Graham Christi Graham ... Girl at Track
Marvin Graham Marvin Graham ... Kalitta's Crew Chief
Nora Heflin Nora Heflin ... Nurse North
Mitzi Hoag ... Shirley's Mother
Marvin 'Swede' Johnson Marvin 'Swede' Johnson ... 'Lariat' Sponsor
Tim Kimber Tim Kimber ... Buddy
Terence Knox ... Jack's Friend
Sam Laws ... Piano Player
Paul Linke ... Reporter #2
Dean Paul Martin ... Sonny Rigotti
Bill McKinney ... Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits
Michael Milgrom Michael Milgrom ... Tourist at Bar
Dick Miller ... Mickey White
Bob Minor ... Ralph, NHRA Official
Harry Northup ... Trooper
Catherine Paolone ... Mrs. 'Good Joe'
Sam Posey Sam Posey ... Himself
Robert Ridgely ... Bob Morton, 'Sportsline' (as Bob Ridgely)
Jennifer Roven Jennifer Roven ... Chrysler PR Woman
Michael Talbott ... Englishtown Announcer
Leonard Termo ... Good Joe
Byron Thames ... John (age 10-13)
Tiny Wells Tiny Wells ... Tiny
Brandon Brent Williams Brandon Brent Williams ... John (age 5-8)
Constance Yelverton Constance Yelverton ... Rigotti's Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stormy Byrd Stormy Byrd ... Himself / spectator (uncredited)
Luther Fear Luther Fear ... Poker game with Hoyt Axton (uncredited)
Robert Scott Field Robert Scott Field ... (uncredited)
Tex Hill ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ron Masak ... Yankee Announcer Mel Allen (uncredited)
Elliott Mason Elliott Mason ... Young Boy / Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty Steve Moriarty ... Race Fan / Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Larry Turk Larry Turk ... Winston Rep (uncredited)

Produced by 

Lamar Card ... executive producer
Rich Irvine ... executive producer
Marty Katz ... coordinating producer
Charles Roven ... producer
Arne Schmidt ... associate producer
James L. Stewart ... executive producer
John Strong ... supervising producer

Music by 

Laurence Rosenthal

Cinematography by 

Tak Fujimoto ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

O. Nicholas Brown

Casting By 

Sally Dennison

Production Design by 

James William Newport

Set Decoration by 

Peg Cummings

Costume Design by 

William Ware Theiss

Makeup Department 

Silvia Abascal ... hair stylist
Wes Dawn ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Marty Katz ... unit production manager
Bob Schultz ... production manager: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Thomas A. Irvine ... additional second assistant director (as Tom Irvine)
Stephen Lim ... first assistant director (as Steve Lim)
Laszlo Pal ... second unit director
Conrad E. Palmisano ... second unit director
Bob Schultz ... first assistant director: second unit
Jerram A. Swartz ... additional first assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)
Alice West ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Jeff Clark ... sign writer
Tom Duffield ... set designer
Matt Furginson ... lead man (as F. Matthew Furginson)
Erik L. Nelson ... property master (as Erik Nelson)
Tom Southwell ... production illustrator

Sound Department 

David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer
Joseph D. Citarella ... re-recording mixer (as Joe D. Citarella)
Robert Gravenor ... sound mixer
John A. Larsen ... sound editorial staff (as John Larsen)
Jimmy Ling ... sound editorial staff (as Jim Ling)
Bill Phillips ... supervising sound effects editor
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders ... sound editorial staff
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Gregg Rudloff ... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Douglas J. Schulman ... cable person (uncredited)
Pat Suraci ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Hal Bigger ... assistant special effects
Howard Jensen ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by 

Hal Miles ... titles director
Matthew Yuricich ... matte artist (as Matthew J. Yuricich)

Stunts 

Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Pamela Bebermeyer ... stunts (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Norman Blankenship ... stunts
Kelly Brown ... stunt racing driver: Connie Kalitta
David S. Cass Sr. ... stunts (as Dave Cass)
Roger Creed ... stunts
Kerrie Cullen ... stunts
Vince Deadrick Sr. ... stunts (as Vince Deadrick)
George Fisher ... stunts
Dick Hancock ... stunts
Eddie Hice ... stunts
Freddie Hice ... stunts
Tommy Ivo ... stunt racing driver: Shirley Muldowney (as Tom Ivo)
Gene LeBell ... stunts
Fred Lerner ... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt coordinator
Debby Porter ... stunts (as Debbie Porter)
R.A. Rondell ... stunts
Reid Rondell ... stunts
Bobby Sargent ... stunts (as Bob Sargent)
Rick Seaman ... stunts
Sonny Shields ... stunts
Jerry Summers ... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell ... stunts (as Michael Vendrell)
Gene Walker ... stunts
Rock A. Walker ... stunts (as Rock Walker)
James Winburn ... stunts
Kerrie Cullen ... stunt double: Bonnie Bedelia (uncredited)
Mags Kavanaugh ... stunt double (uncredited)
David LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers ... stunts (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Jamie Anderson ... camera operator
Gary Baum ... second assistant camera: second unit
Wynn Hammer ... still photographer
Melton Maxwell ... gaffer
László Pal ... camera operator (second unit) / director of photography: second unit, Olympia, Washington (as Lazlo Pal)
Tom Ramsey ... key grip
Ernie Reed ... camera operator: second camera
Michael J. Schwartz ... lighting technician
John M. Stephens ... director of photography: second unit (as John Stephens)
Mike Van Ackerman ... camera operator: second unit, Olympia, Washington
Rick Fee ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dave Friedman ... still photographer (uncredited)

Animation Department 

Hal Miles ... animation director: title sequence

Casting Department 

Mary Ellen Flaherty ... extra casting: The Atmosphere Agency
Julie Reid ... extra casting: second unit, Olympia, Washington
Julie Selzer ... extra casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Paula Cain ... costumer: women
Dallas D. Dornan ... costumer: men (as Dallas Dornan)
Julie Starr Dresner ... costumer: women

Editorial Department 

Vivian Hengsteler ... negative cutter
Brent A. Schoenfeld ... assistant film editor (as Brent Schoenfeld)

Location Management 

Barry Caillier ... location manager: Holloway's Eagle Scouts
Patricia Fay ... location manager: second unit, Olympia, Washington (as Pat Fay)
Max Mendes ... location manager
E. Miller ... location auditor
Susan Montgomery ... location auditor

Music Department 

Brian Banks ... musician: synthesizer / synthesizer programmer
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator
Cliff Kohlweck ... music editor (as Clif Kohlweck)
Michael Lloyd ... song coordinator
Anthony Marinelli ... musician: synthesizer / synthesizer programmer
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department 

Cassandra Barrere ... script supervisor

Transportation Department 

Whitey Ellison ... transportation captain (as Lawson 'Whitey' K. Ellison)
Bo Falck ... picture car captain (as Bo Falk)
Jack Sander ... driver
James C. Taylor ... transportation coordinator (as James E. Taylor)

Other crew 

Brad Anderson ... technical advisor
Robert Banas ... choreographer (as Bob Banas)
Jeff Brein ... promotion coordinator: Quinn, Brein & McCarthy
Kelly Brown ... technical advisor
Bret Culpepper ... production assistant
Pat Galvin ... technical advisor
Marvin Graham ... technical advisor
Tony Habeeb ... unit publicist
Deborah Hargrove ... stand-in
Tommy Ivo ... technical advisor (as Tom Ivo)
Terry Ladin ... production coordinator
Bernie Lewis ... technical advisor
Anthony Marinelli ... synthesizer programmer
Bruce Meade ... assistant: Mr. Kaplan
John Muldowney ... technical advisor
Shirley Muldowney ... creative consultant
Elena Spiotta ... production assistant
Rahn Tobler ... technical advisor

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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