Days of Thunder [Blu-ray] [1990]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (63 out of 64)

    Synopsis


    Days of Thunder
    The Top Gun team of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, and superstar Tom Cruise reunite for this excursion into stock-car racing that incorporates the vroom and rumble of deafening car engines with a rehash of the same elements that worked so effectively in Cruise's Top Gun, The Color of Money, and Cocktail. Cruise plays stock-car driver Cole Trickle, a young fireball on the Southern stock-car circuit who has loads of talent but no conception of how to channel that talent in to racing success. When Tim Daland (Randy Quaid) commissions veteran stock-car racer Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall) to built a car and hires Cole to drive it, Harry must instill in Cole his philosophy of winning and teach him how to channel his raw talent into success -- or, as Harry puts it, "controlling something that's out of control." Cole immediately comes into conflict with the circuit's star driver, Rowdy Burns (Michael Rooker), and their hijinks on the track causes them to smash up their cars and lands them both in the hospital. Because of his injuries, Rowdy is forced to withdraw from the circuit competition. With no rival to torment, Rowdy becomes Cole's supporter and friend, while Cole revs up his motors for Dr. Claire Lewicki (Nicole Kidman), the attractive brain specialist who supervises Cole's recovery from the crackup. Cole's health is restored, and he begins to race again, chastened and hanging onto Harry's every word. Cole appears to have centered himself for success, but in an orgasmic grand finale, Cole must compete against Russ Wheeler (Cary Elwes), a dastardly driver who not only wants to see Cole defeated but permanently disabled. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Cruise
      Tom Cruise - Cole Trickle
    • Robert Duvall
      Robert Duvall - Harry Hogge
    • Nicole Kidman
      Nicole Kidman - Dr. Claire Lewicki
    • Randy Quaid
      Randy Quaid - Tim Daland
    • Michael Rooker
      Michael Rooker - Rowdy Burns



    Customer rating

    4.5
    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Top Gun 2

      Posted
      Bdmoviejjnkie
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      This is just like the plot and characters as in Top Gun. But having not just the same actor Tom.Cruise along with the same writter and director from Top Gun it's not hard to tell they swapped fighter jets for race cars. It's not the greatest movie of Tony Scott but it's worth a viewing or two. The audio makes this bluray. The DTS 5.1 is very aggressive and thunders as the cars zoom past eachother. The bluray was only $4.99 in that resocts it's worth buying but more expensive then $4.99 pass. Not worth it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's NASCAR at its best!

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      LTCCW
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      It’s a NASCAR race movie and this disc realistically puts you into driver’s seat with great cinematography and sound effects that takes your breath away. And there are some light moments too that gives the story some personality. What’s the real bottom line – there is a great story, the Cruise/Kidman chemistry, and the friction between Cruise and Duvall that really makes this film a memorable view that you will want to see again. This 25+ year old film still has legs to it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A fun, early Tom Cruise movie

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      XCWarrior
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      If for some reason you haven't seen this movie, Tom Cruise plays a rookie driver named Cole Trickle who joins the NASCAR circuit. He knows how to drive fast, but not how to handle a car. Robert Duvall plays his coach, Harry Hogge, Nicole Kidman is his love interest and his rival is Randy Quaid. Without giving away much of the plot, if you saw Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, this is where the some of the jokes and references came from. Fun movie, nothing crazy but a good time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      decent NASCAR movie

      Posted
      kris24
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      Days of Thunder is a pretty solid movie about a rookie who gets in a bad crash and falls in love with his doctor and then gets the courage to return to the track. I thought the race scenes were the best part of the movie and sometimes, if you're a true NASCAR fan, you can tell the director used shots from mutiple tracks to put together one race scene.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      can cruise get enogh speed?

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      blindsite1
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      Watch a Cole goes from a test driver to rookie to champion while helping a fellow drive who was injured in a wreck to become the best speed driver that he can for all NASCAR fans. Loosely based on the RCR racing team and how it got started. No digital copy code.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Launching pad for 90's Nascar

      Posted
      djsmomma
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      An introspective look at the world of Nascar, from sponsors and bosses to personal relationships and on track rivalries, you realize this is an all-encompassing business. The drivers who we all love & hate are just the sprinkles on a very, very big cake.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tom Cruise classic need for speed

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      blindsite1
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      Watch a Cole goes from a test driver to rookie to champion while helping a fellow drive who was injured in a wreck to become the best speed driver that he can for all NASCAR fans. No digital copy code.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tome Cruise does NASCAR

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      blindsite1
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      in this film you see a young cocky test drive grow to be a champion NASCAR racer as his pit chief teaches him a whole new way of driving. package does not have a digital copy code.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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