Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.
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.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
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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The cars used as those of Cole Trickle, Rowdy Burns, and Russ Wheeler were provided by Hendrick Motorsports, with racers Greg Sacks, Bobby Hamilton, and Hut Stricklin as the stand-in drivers. In order to provide authentic race footage involving the cars, these cars were actually raced on three occasions. In late 1989, Hamilton and Sacks raced at Phoenix. Bobby Hamilton officially qualified fifth, and led a lap before his engine blew. In 1990, the cars were raced again at Daytona and Darlington. Greg Sacks drove a car during the Busch Clash, while Sacks and Hamilton drove unscored entries in the Daytona 500. At Darlington, Hut Stricklin and Greg Sacks drove two of the cars, but both were pulled from the race early, after Sacks broke a crankshaft. See more »
Near the end of the movie, just after the crew fixes "Cole"'s transmission and sends him back on the track, he pulls in front of the pace car as he exits pit road. Harry tells him to be at max speed at the drop of the green flag. Then you see the pace car pull off the track and the green flag drop. The exit to pit road at Daytona is between the Start/Finish line and Turn 1. Cole would be traveling at about 185mph, while the pace car and field are traveling at 65mph. He would've caught up to the back of the back of the pack before the pace car even made it to Turn 3 and Cole would've been at the tail end of the lead lap. See more »
He's destroyed both my cars. He destroyed both my cars. He's fired. You're fired. You're all fired.
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What amazed me about this movie is how it tells the story of a young wiz-kid stock car driver that takes the circuit by storm! The kid(Tom Cruise) comes from California(just like Jeff Gordon) raced and dominated open-wheel(just like Jeff Gordon) and became the youngest winner ever of the daytona 500 and the Winston Cup. The rookie upstart vs.the grizzled vet and all of this 3 years before Jeff Gordon arrived on the scene! Talk about premonition! Tom and Jeff both have simialr looks and builds and even simalr speech patterns. In the movie, Cole Trickle upsets the establishment with his immense driving talent and ambition to be the best just like Gordon did! Even the late Dale Earnhardt nicknamed him the wonderkid. The characters and the story line are pretty simple yet the drama unfolds like a true hollywood classic of an underdog rising up and winning it all..i.e Rocky. It's a fun watch and the action is fast and furious! Forget the goofs and the inaccuracies because most movies like this have them, and usually they are only noticeable to people who are really experts. Forget that you can't slam and bash cars up like they did in the movie and still go really fast enough to win races. Just en
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