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43: The Richard Petty Story (1972)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darren McGavin ... Lee Petty
Kathie Browne ... Elizabeth
Noah Beery Jr. ... Julie
L.Q. Jones ... Ed Koler
Lynne Marta ... Lynda Petty
Pierre Jalbert ... Curtis Cross
Richard Petty ... Richard Petty
William Alspaugh William Alspaugh ... Philips
Temi Moffit Temi Moffit ... Susan
Joel Brown Joel Brown ... Richard age 7
James Morris James Morris ... Richard age 17
Les Atkins Les Atkins ... The Promoter
Timmy Petty Timmy Petty ... Maurice age 5
Alan Edwards Alan Edwards ... Maurice age 15
Hal Reed ... Reporter
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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Riverside, California, USA

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Victory Lane See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Kathie Browne & Darren McGavin were married to each other in real life. See more »

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Friends
Written by Edward J. Lakso (as Ed Lakso)
Performed by Marty Robbins
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For historical purpose only
28 December 2006 | by santaanacanyonSee all my reviews

This film is not very well filmed and the acoustic quality of the sound is poor in some scenes. The indoor cinematography is the most disappointing. The only reason any fan of Petty or NASCAR would watch this would be to learn the history of "the King" and the sport he and his father helped build. It is rewarding to watch how the relationship between father and son unfolds, particularly when they become competitors on the track. It is also fascinating to watch how different each woman in the family copes with the hardships of being married to race car drivers. Film buffs won't care much for the C grace filming, but race fans should watch it for the vintage racing footage and close ups of Petty's race cars.


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