‘The Autoweek Podcast’ Ep. 54: ‘Trading Paint’ starring John Travolta review
The podcast dives into what could be the worst movie ever made about short-track racing
April 29, 2019
On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll, Jake Lingeman and Wesley Wren give an honest assessment of John Travolta’s latest epic: “Trading Paint.” For those unaware of this movie (Ed note: I envy you), it’s a tale of turmoil and triumph on dirt short tracks in the Southern United States. Starring Travolta, Michael Madsen and Shania Twain, the movie tries to capture the romance and heart of dirt late model racing.
Sadly, it misses the mark and might possibly be one of the strangest films about racing. It’s almost like David Lynch inspired some of the scenes and the film’s sense of time. As for its accuracy? Well, the podcast has Autoweek’s short-track expert Matt Weaver chime in to give his thoughts on the movie. Weaver gives the film credit for its accuracy to the sport, but, like the rest of the team, thought it was pretty bad as a movie.
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