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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929303632
  • Original Release: 1990
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,791

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 Jr. 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, 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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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Opening Credits [:35]
2. Build Me a Car [2:33]
3. The New Driver [:31]
4. Building Perfection [1:57]
5. Rubbing Is Racing [3:46]
6. Trust in Each Other [3:28]
7. Special Tires [1:44]
8. Concealed Weapon [1:30]
9. When Worlds Collide [2:21]
10. Mistaken Identity [4:28]
11. Clearance Denied [1:53]
12. Car Trouble [4:16]
13. Attention Getter [2:34]
14. A Thorough Physical [3:45]
15. Confronting Reality [:59]
16. Competitive Spirits [4:47]
17. Out of Control [:46]
18. Drive My Car [3:04]
19. Last Chance [2:59]
20. Daytona [2:58]
21. Start Your Engines [2:29]
22. And the Winner Is... [1:03]
23. End Credits [1:38]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      English Dolby Surround
      English 5.1 Surround
      French
   Theatrical Trailer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Film Making on Display

    I'm not a Cruise/Kidman or country music fan but I've always liked the sound track to DOT and, when its blu-ray version was on sale, I wanted to see it on my new HDTV. Well, it was terrific to see and Robert Duvall's acting was unforgettable. For me the "extras" were important because the film makers talked about how they couldn't have done this film with today's special effects; it had to be done -- like Top Gun -- by filming the real thing. I like films that are filmed in reality; although I can appreciate some of the Special Effects, particularly animations, once in a while. Glad this was on sale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The Greatest Racing Movies of All Time

    This movie is an incredible journey into the Nascar racing circuit. It follows a young driver, Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise), through various trials and tribbulations until a huge accident takes him off the track and into his doctor's arms. He falls for his doctor (Nicole Kidman) and is then ready to again take on the sport that almost killed him. It all leads up to the Daytona 500 where he and the other 42 drivers duke it out for top dog. Superbly done, great movie. If you havent seen it, watch it. If you dont own it yet, buy it.

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    Posted August 29, 2009

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