DAYS OF THUNDER (DVD,1999)
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 CHEIF AND CAR-BUILDER HARRY HOGGE (ROBERT DUVALL) TO RACE FOR THE WINSTON CUP AT THE DAYTONA 500. A FIERY CRASH NEARLY ENDS COLE'S CAREER AND HE MUST TURN TO A BEAUTIFUL DOCTOR (NICOLE KIDMAN) TO REGAIN HIS NERVE AND THE TRUE COURAGE NEEDED TO RACE,TO WIN AND LIVE.
Days of Thunder: NASCAR storms Hollywood
Days of Thunder is the story of Cole Trickle, a talented, but cocky driver. this movie is from Tom Cruise's glory days, and heavily reminiscent of Top Gun. The same themes apply in this movie, especially in regards to the love story, and it works well. This is one of Tom and Nicole's best movies; one that you are sure to love whether you are a NASCAR fan or not. This is one of those movies that you can relate to and leave you feeling satisfied at the end. This is definitely one to add to your movie collection!
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Really Good Movie!!
This movie is still really good for it age. Tom Cruise at his best. Great acting. Good story. Has just the right amount of racing scenes( not too much, not too little). A must see if you like Tom Cruise, racing or just a good movie.
Good story, great music, good movie!
This is one of those movies that for some reason I'm always drawn to whenever it's on cable. It's nothing new really-- basically Top Guns on wheels-- but I still like it. What makes it so good is the music. Hans Zimmer wrote an awesome score and it's his best. He's written scores for several Academy Award nominated films but oddly enough his best work can be found here. So combine this with the great visuals and a pretty good, though unoriginal, story, you have a pretty entertaining film.
Days of Thunder
This is one of the best movies Tom Cruise has ever made. Would recommend to anyone. If anyone tells you not to purchase this movie they are crazy. GREAT GREAT GREAT. Even better with good surround sound behind it. MUST BUY. This movie is cheap, so don't let this opportunity pass you by.