The Checkered Flag (1963)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - May 29, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

A wealthy veteran race car driver and his bitter, alcoholic wife go around in circle as their marriage hits various bumps in the road. The wife continually steps out for adulterous tuneups with other men while the racer is driven to win even more races. Their fortunes improve when a young driver is added to the racing team. The thin plot is interspersed with thrilling action films of a Florida endurance race, complete with overhead shots filmed from a roving helicopter. It's hard to say what moves faster, the cars to the finish line or the unfaithful wife into yet another tawdry affair.



car, alcoholism, auto-racing, killing, millionaire, racing