Days of Thunder

"...comes on like thunder! It's a winner!" - Joel Siegel, WABC-TV/New York "****Best movie of the summer!" - Steve Kmetko, KCBS-TV/Los Angeles 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 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 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 to live.

Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Tony Scott
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
60
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Year:
1990
107
9,863 Views

Tim Daland:
[Walks to tractor] See you're enjoying the good life, Harry?

Harry Hogge:
Yeah. Well I don't mind spreadin' a little fertilizer round now and then. There's worse things.

Tim Daland:
How's the truck runnin'?

Harry Hogge:
Runs good.

Tim Daland:
[pause] I... uh... I want you to build me a car.

Harry Hogge:
[stops tractor] Now, Tim, everyone knows some downtown car dealer can't afford a race team. And no driver worth a damn is gonna sign with you. Cause they wreck one car, you can't afford to build them another, and their out of the deal, you know. And no car's gonna win without a driver, not even mine.

Tim Daland:
[points to Harry] If you built the car, I'd get a damn driver.

Harry Hogge:
[starts driving tractor] What kinda driver you gonna find after the season's started? Some ole' boy that's washed up, and wasn't worth a shit to begin with.

Tim Daland:
You can work with him. You can build a driver like you build a car, Harry.

Harry Hogge:
[points to dog] Tim, take a look at that hound. Now that's the best coon dog I ever seen or heard about, and I didn't teach him a damn thing.

Tim Daland:
Well I got somebody.

Harry Hogge:
Who?

Tim Daland:
Take a look at him.

Harry Hogge:
Anybody I gotta take a look at ain't somebody.

Tim Daland:
Then take a look at nobody.

Harry Hogge:
[stops tractor] Tim, I give up racin', you gotta know that.

Tim Daland:
Ah, you didn't give up racin', Harry. You quit to avoid investigation into Buddy's crash at Daytona.

Harry Hogge:
Hey, I didn't avoid any God-damn investigation.

Tim Daland:
[rolls eyes] Well, anyway, I... uh... I talked to NASCAR and if you come back in there won't be any investigation.

Harry Hogge:
How they hell you sell 'em on that deal?

Tim Daland:
I'm a helluva salesman.

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