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Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 27 June 1990 (USA)
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A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Robert Towne (story), Tom Cruise (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Cole Trickle
Robert Duvall ... Harry Hogge
Nicole Kidman ... Dr. Claire Lewicki
Randy Quaid ... Tim Daland
Cary Elwes ... Russ Wheeler
Michael Rooker ... Rowdy Burns
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Big John
John C. Reilly ... Buck Bretherton
J.C. Quinn ... Waddell
Don Simpson ... Aldo Bennedetti
Caroline Williams ... Jennie Burns
Donna W. Scott ... Darlene (as Donna Wilson)
Chris Ellis ... Harlem Hoogerhyde
Peter Appel ... Cole's Crew
Stephen Michael Ayers ... Cole's Crew
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Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He's a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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You can't stop the thunder. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the "Making of" documentary, Rowdy's Winston Cup Championship trophy is for 1984. The real-life champion for that year was Terry Labonte. See more »

Goofs

Cole's collar in the dressing room before the Daytona 500. See more »

Quotes

Cole Trickle: [while in the emergency room after Cole's big wreck at Daytona] All right, tell me what's going on, tell me what's going on. I'm BLIND, goddamnit!
Dr. Claire Lewicki: What's your name?
Cole Trickle: Cole... Trickle
Dr. Claire Lewicki: Cole, would you help us out and lie still please.
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Connections

Referenced in The Power and the Glory: Years of Thunder (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Deal for Life
Written by Martin Page and Bernie Taupin
Performed by John Waite
Produced by Martin Page and Ron Nevison
John Waite courtesy of Epic Records
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On The Borderline of 'Watchability'
19 February 2018 | by rupak_speakingSee all my reviews

I saw Rush (2013) and then I saw Days of Thunder (1990), and the result is obvious, lame. The chemistry between the racer and his car maker/crew chief, with his girl Kidman, with his rival, Cruise's charm, nothing really captivates. Apart from the racing scenes, hardly anything to catch your eye, an overall drab affair, a racing fan may just pass through this and for that I give it a generous 6.


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 June 1990 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,490,445, 1 July 1990

Gross USA:

$82,670,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,920,733
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70 mm 6-Track (analog 70 mm prints)| CDS (digital 35 mm and 70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (analog 35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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