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Days of Thunder
5.3 Rating
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5.8 IMDB rating

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Cole Trickle
Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Dr. Claire Lewicki
Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall

Harry Hogge
Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

Tim Daland
Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Russ Wheeler
Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker

Rowdy Burns
John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

Buck Bretherton


Written by
Robert Towne

Robert Towne

(story) and
Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

(story)


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Racing flick, with heart

8 years, 3 months ago at Oct 18 19:13
1 vote
You've got to respect a movie that can make NASCAR look watchable. The chemistry between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise was great in this movie, the racing footage was top notch and filmed at actual NASCAR events, and the story was compelling enough, although a bit of a cookie-cutter formula to it.

An average movie

3 years, 10 months ago at Mar 7 11:37
1 vote
By now, I have seen all the movies directed by Tony Scott and it is probably the worst one he has made so far. I mean, I have seen this movie like ages ago but I still remember that the whole thing was pretty boring... The biggest issue, in my opinion, is how can you make an exciting movie about a sport like Nascar racing?!? I mean, no offense, but you only have those guys making circles for hours... read more

Has not aged well...

1 year, 5 months ago at Aug 21 17:20
1 vote
"You and Rowdy have the same sickness, it's called denial and it's probably going to kill you both."

The racing sequences in Days of Thunder are fantastic. Everything else is borderline unwatchable. That's about all you need to know about this early Tom Cruise vehicle. (Excuse the pun.)

A rebellious hotshot race car driver, Cole Trickle (Cruise) dreams of NASCAR fame ... read more
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A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.
Release date: 27 June 1990
UPC: 097363212379
Action (17), Drama (14), Racing (10), Sports (9), Romance (8), Rivalry (5), 1990s (4), Hospital (3), Friendship (3), Cars (3), 1990 (3), Sport (3), Stock Car Racing (2), Team (2), Mechanic (2), Driver (2), Manager (2), Race Track (2), Farce (2), Race Car (2)
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Has not aged well...

“"You and Rowdy have the same sickness, it's called denial and it's probably going to kill you both."

The racing sequences in Days of Thunder are fantastic. Everything else is borderline unwatchable. That's about all you need to know about this early Tom Cruise vehicle. (Excuse the pun.)

A rebellious hotshot race car driver, Cole Trickle (Cruise) dreams of NASCAR fame and fortune. Recruited by car dealer Tim Daland (Randy Quaid), Cole is given the opportunity to drive for an underfunded race team, supervised by veteran mechanic and crew chief Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall). Cole and Harry initially clash due to their dissimilar racing philosophies, but Cole eventually adapts, which allows him to win a string of races and become a favourite for NASCAR, irritating the competi” read more

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