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Days of Thunder (1990)

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Starring (View all)
Tom Cruise Tom Cruise
Cole Trickle
Robert Duvall Robert Duvall
Harry Hogge
Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman
Dr. Claire Lewicki
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

15 years ago at Oct 18 19:13
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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

10 years, 7 months ago at Mar 7 11:37
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By now, I have seen all the movies directed by Tony Scott and it is probably the worst one he has made. 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 and it... read more

Has not aged well...

8 years, 1 month 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
Tags: Action (19), Drama (16), Racing (11), Sports (8), Romance (7), Rivalry (6), Sport (6), 1990s (5), Friendship (4), Hospital (4), Cars (3), 1990 (3), Career (3), Team (3), Driver (3), Manager (3), Farce (3), Cheating (3), Racer (3), Mechanic (3)
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"First viewing - May 17th Days of Thunder was not a film that I was interested in at the time of its release, though I do recall getting toys of the cars in it from a fast food chain at the time. When I saw the cast and that it was directed by Tony Scott, I figured it might be worthwhile. Eh, not so much. I mean, I wouldn't say it's a bad movie but there's nothing present to get me emotionally invested. The only character who gets fully fleshed out is Robert Duvall's, which is kind of a problem "


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