As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
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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
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City Chevrolet, a sponsor for Cole early in the movie, is a real-life Charlotte area dealership that is owned by Rick Hendrick, who prepared most of the cars in the movie. See more »
In the scene after Cole Trickle recovers from the spin out at the firecracker 400 and catching up to Rowdy Burns, he passes a #18 orange Hardees car, now Russ Wheeler and the Hardees car are not yet introduced until later in the film. See more »
The producers, director and star of Top Gun get together again for this
above average racing drama. Its nowhere near as good as Top Gun of
course but its no disaster. Tom Cruise is good as the daftly named
racing driver Cole Trickle and the ever reliable Robert Duvall offers
classy support. Michael Rooker is excellent as Toms rival and Randy
Quaid shows a more serious side to those who only know him from the
Vacation movies. Surprisingly the usually good Nicole Kidman is rather
bland as the love interest although to be fair she's not given a heck
of a lot to work with. The music is of course all important in a movie
like this and it has a pretty good soundtrack including Maria McKee's
Number One hit Show Me Heaven, but again Top Gun had a much better
soundtrack with Hans Zimmmer no match for Harold Faltermeyer. Tony
Scott directs with his usual style, if you have seen Top Gun or Beverly
Hills Cop 2 you'll no what to expect, very flashy and VERY LOUD. With a
slightly less predictable story this could have been a lot better but
as it is its a pretty enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours.
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