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PG-13| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
In the fast-paced world of NASCAR, a rivalry brews between rookie hotshot Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) and veteran racer Rowdy Burns (Michael Rooker). When both of them are seriously injured in competition, the former bitter rivals become close friends. With Cole's spirits restored by a romance with neurosurgeon Dr. Claire Lewicki (Nicole Kidman), and Rowdy still sidelined by injuries, Cole decides to race Rowdy's car in the Daytona 500 against underhanded newcomer Russ Wheeler (Cary Elwes).

Cast: Tom Cruise , Robert Duvall , Nicole Kidman , Randy Quaid , Michael Rooker , Cary Elwes , Fred Dalton Thompson , John C. Reilly

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Action

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Days Of Thunder (1990)

Release Date: June 19th, 1990|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Screenwriter Robert Towne has certainly not challenged his gifts -- the script is loaded with stock cars and stock characters -- but he does deliver what's necessary: a workable setup for exciting NASCAR racing footage shot on sixteen Winston Cup tracks from Daytona to Watkins Glen. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This cliche primer is a bit more than bearable - even when it's literally and figuratively off the track. It's no Cocktail, but it's no Dom Perignon, either. [27 Jun 1990, p.1D] show more

  • 70
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    The movie blurs into a continuum of cars pounding one another and closeups of faces showing disgust, happiness, fear and outrage. It's the kind of shorthand imagery that works best in brief spurts, say, the amount of time it takes for a television commercial to implant a spark-plug brand into your brain. [5 Jul 1990, p.A9] show more

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