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Harry P. Gant:
[Drivers are being interviewed]
Daytona is a tough race track and I'm sure myself and everybody, we're gonna keep an eye on Cole to see if he's there, you know, all his reflexes and everything.
He's plenty capable to run that race car good and I don't think he has any kind of effects from the accident that would be a factor in the way he performs.
I'm glad he's well enough to come back and I hope I beat him at the same time.
You know a lot of guys don't like him. It's just a situation where a ...
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Duvall excellent otherwise Top Gun with cars (and Nicole)
In the Top Gun genre although without the homo eroticism. But a great performance from Duvall who lights up the screen every time he is on - which is often. Nicole Kidman lights up the screen as well and not just for her acting! Cruise is OK as the foil to Duvall's Harry. Tony Scott's direction is standard for a Bruckenheimer film and deserves applause.
The plot is entirely predictable and there is little tension. Like Top Gun the bits in between the action are too long and the sub plot of the injured driver coming to terms with his forced retirement is tedious and contributes little. BUT see this if only for Duvall's flawless performance.
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