This loud and fast 1988 effort by director Tony Scott (Beverly Hills Cop 2, Top Gun) has much more style than substance but it does effectively depict the edgy and dangerous world of stock car racing. Tom Cruise plays yet another cocky loner trying to find success and happiness, this time as stock car racer Cole Trickle, a driver with raw talent but no discipline who is desperate for guidance and sponsorship. They both materialise in the visage of world-weary Robert Duvall, who despite his better instincts sees a second chance at victory in the young driver. Featuring... supporting roles by Nicole Kidman, as Cruise's physician and love interest, and Randy Quaid, as a bombastic sponsor, and with a screenplay by Robert Towne (Chinatown), Days of Thunder is a slickly packaged entertainment best suited for die-hard Tom Cruise fans and those who want an intense visual experience. --Robert Lane [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. From the engine roar and fever pitch of professional stock car racing, Days Of Thunder explodes with the most spectacular racing action ever captured on film. Tom Cruise plays race car driver Cole Trickle, whose talent and ambition are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Discovered by businessman Tim Daland (Randy Quaid), Cole is teamed with legendary crew chief and car-builder Harry Hogge (Academy Award-winner Robert Duvall) to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends race car driver Cole Trickle's career until he turns to a beautiful doctor (Nicole Kidman) to regain his nerve and true courage needed to race, to win and to live. Actors Tom Cruise, Randy Quaid, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman, Cary Elwes, Michael Rooker, Fred Dalton Thompson & John C. Reilly Director Tony Scott Certificate 15 years and over Year 1990 Screen Widescreen 2.40:1 Languages English - Dolby True HD (5.1) Additional Languages French ; German ; Italian ; Spanish Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; French ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; German ; Italian ; Norwegian ; Spanish ; Swedish Duration 1 hour and 47 minutes (approx)
Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) dreams of winning the Daytona title on the stock car racing circuit, but his career seems to be ruined when he is involved in a near-fatal accident. However, with a young doctor (Nicole Kidman) inspiring his recovery, he determines to attain pole position on the track once more.