Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder

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Director: Tony Scott

Cast: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman

     
 

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The Top Gun team of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, and superstar Tom Cruise reunite for this excursion into stock-car racing that incorporates the vroom and rumble of deafening car engines with a rehash of the same elements that worked so effectively in Cruise's Top Gun, The Color of Money, and Cocktail.See more details below

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The Top Gun team of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, and superstar Tom Cruise reunite for this excursion into stock-car racing that incorporates the vroom and rumble of deafening car engines with a rehash of the same elements that worked so effectively in Cruise's Top Gun, The Color of Money, and Cocktail. Cruise plays stock-car driver Cole Trickle, a young fireball on the Southern stock-car circuit who has loads of talent but no conception of how to channel that talent in to racing success. When Tim Daland (Randy Quaid) commissions veteran stock-car racer Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall) to built a car and hires Cole to drive it, Harry must instill in Cole his philosophy of winning and teach him how to channel his raw talent into success -- or, as Harry puts it, "controlling something that's out of control." Cole immediately comes into conflict with the circuit's star driver, Rowdy Burns (Michael Rooker), and their hijinks on the track causes them to smash up their cars and lands them both in the hospital. Because of his injuries, Rowdy is forced to withdraw from the circuit competition. With no rival to torment, Rowdy becomes Cole's supporter and friend, while Cole revs up his motors for Dr. Claire Lewicki (Nicole Kidman), the attractive brain specialist who supervises Cole's recovery from the crackup. Cole's health is restored, and he begins to race again, chastened and hanging onto Harry's every word. Cole appears to have centered himself for success, but in an orgasmic grand finale, Cole must compete against Russ Wheeler (Cary Elwes), a dastardly driver who not only wants to see Cole defeated but permanently disabled.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929301607
Original Release:
1990
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Sales rank:
18,569

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Cole Trickle
Robert Duvall Harry Hogge
Nicole Kidman Dr. Claire Lewicki
Randy Quaid Tim Daland
Michael Rooker Rowdy Burns
Cary Elwes Russ Wheeler
Fred Dalton Thompson Big John
John C. Reilly Buck Bretherton
J.C. Quinn Waddell
Don Simpson Aldo Benedetti
Caroline Williams Jennie Burns
Donna Wilson Darlene
Chris Ellis Harlan Hoogerhyde
Peter Appel Tire Carrier, Cole's Crew
Stephen Michael Ayers Jack Man, Cole's Crew
Mike Slattery Front Tire Changer, Cole's Crew
John Griesemer Len Dortort
Barbara Garrick Lauren Daland
Jerry Molen Dr. Wilhaire
Tania Coleridge Russ Wheeler's Girlfriend
Jim Grimshaw Hardee's Pit Crew Chief
Margo Martindale Donna
Leilani Sarelle Female Highway Patrol Officer
Nick Searcy Highway Patrol Officer
James Martin Field Doctor
Michael Burgess Young Doctor
Cindi Vicino Nurse

Technical Credits
Tony Scott Director
Susan Becker Costumes/Costume Designer
Winnie D. Brown Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Bruckheimer Co-producer
Tom Cruise Original Story
Benjamin Fernandez Art Director
Rick Kline Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Lebenzon Editor
Bert Lovitt Editor
Donald O. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Gerald R. Molen Executive Producer
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
David Rubin Casting
Ward Russell Cinematographer
Greg Sacks Consultant/advisor
Thomas Sanders Production Designer
Don Simpson Co-producer
Robert Towne Original Story,Screenwriter
James Tyson Costumes/Costume Designer
Shirley Walker Score Composer
Billy Weber Editor
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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