Days of Thunder (1990)
Days of Thunder
Action / Drama
Directed by Tony Scott
Michael Rooker as Rowdy Burns
Cary Elwes as Russ Wheeler
Fred Dalton Thompson as Big John
John C. Reilly as Buck Bretherton
J. C. Quinn as Waddell
Caroline Williams as Jeannie Burns
Chris Ellis as Harlem Hoogerhyde
Cole Trickle is a new Nascar race driver with a lot of attitude that brings problems to other drivers and his own team. The main male character, Cole Trickle played by Tom Cruise
, decides to pursue a career as a Nascar driver. Due to his bad temper he continues to get in to trouble with not only other drivers but his own team members as well.
The crew chief, Harry Hogge, played by Robert Duvall
decides that Cole does not truly understand the rules of Nascar and puts Cole through a series of training which in the end helps Cole win the Darlington race.
As the film proceeds, a huge accident takes place between Cole and another driver, Rowdy at the Firecracker 400 in Daytona. Cole suffers major injuries and has to undergo therapy while at the same time he begins to develop romantic feelings for his Dr. Claire Lewicki, played by Nicole Kidman
When Cole recovers, he ends up finally proving that he is a talented race car driver by winning his first Daytona 500.
Actors: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall