Days of Thunder
DAYS OF THUNDER (15)
D: Tony Scott
Paramount (Jerry Bruckheimer & Don Simpson)
USA 🇺🇸 1990
W: Robert Towne
DP: Ward Russell
Ed: Billy Weber & Chris Lebenzon
Mus: Hans Zimmer
Tom Cruise (Cole Trickle), Robert Duvall (Harry Hogge), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Claire Lewis), Randy Quaid (Tim Laland), Michael Rooker (Rowdy Burns), Cary Elwes (Russ Wheeler)
A young stock car racer challenges the champion driver.
Everything else about the film is lifted from Top Gun with jets replaced with cars.
Despite having a huge star in the lead, it was deemed a box office failure, although it did generate a top-selling song ("Show Me Heaven" by Maria McKee) and introduced the world to a relationship between Cruise & Kidman which lasted over a decade.