A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »
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.
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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In the beginning of the film, the announcer introduces driver Aldo Bennedetti from Reading, Pennsylvania. This character is most likely a reference to real-life driver Mario Andretti. Both are of Italian descent, Mario's brother is named Aldo, and Mario is from Nazareth, Pennsylvania. See more »
Both the rental cars apparently sustain damage when Cole and Rowdey are racing them to the restaurant, but in many shots they appear untouched. See more »
Cole Trickle and his gang are here to PUMP...YOU...UP!
This film has the worst cast of characters ever. I'm not necessarily speaking of actors, just the names of the people they portray. I mean, come on, Cole Trickle is bad enough (sounds like a gay hero's alter ego), but look at the rest of the names listed in this film: Harry Hogge, Claire Lewicki, Tim Daland, Russ Wheeler, Rowdy Burns, Big John, Buck Bretherton, Waddell, Aldo Bennedetti, Harlem Hoogerhyde...
It sounds like the screenwriter was too lazy to look up commonly used names so he just used his daughter's bedtime book: Harlem Hoogerhyde? Buck Bretherton? Harry Hogge? DID ANYONE LOOK AT THIS SCRIPT?! Didn't Robert Duvall stop and say, "Hey, Harry Hogge sounds like the name of a pig from a lame children's book!"
Apart from the rhyming names, we've got people like Rowdy Burns. Look, here's a hint. If you're making a movie about race car drivers, do NOT name the bad guy "Rowdy." And don't give him such an obvious last name. I mean, couldn't they have come up with something subtler than "Wheeler"?
How about Harlem Hoogerhyde? I can't make up my mind. Either he's from Harlem, or he's about to snort a booger on Tom Cruise. What do you think?
Claire Lewicki rhymes with "icky," and that's never a good thing. Then we finally come to Cole Trickle. This is probably the lamest name in the movie, which is sad considering it's the "hero's." It belongs in a gay porno flick.
And then there's the title of the film itself... "DAYS OF THUNDER"!!! Wow, that's powerful! Unfortunately, it too belongs in a gay porno film. The sequel could be called "The Adventures of Cole Trickle and Harry Hogge: DAYS OF POUNDING." The only good thing about this film was the inclusion of Guns N' Roses' cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" on the soundtrack.
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