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Days of Thunder (1990)

 -  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.

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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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Action | Drama | Sport

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27 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Días de trueno  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$82,670,733 (USA)
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After the first days of the editorial crew looking for "Tony", Director Tony Scott gave Apprentice Editor Tony Ciccone the nickname "TC" to avoid further confusion. He's still known by it. See more »

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While talking to Cole, Hogge's hat switches between advertising the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. See more »

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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.
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Aldo Bennedetti: I'm glad he's well enough to come back and I hope I beat him at the same time.
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SHOW ME HEAVEN
Written by Jay Rifkin, Eric Rackin and Maria McKee
Performed by Maria McKee
Produced by Peter Asher
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Duvall excellent otherwise Top Gun with cars (and Nicole)
12 October 2007 | by (Bedford England) – See all my reviews

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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