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Days of Thunder (27-Jun-1990)

Director: Tony Scott

Writers: Robert Towne; Tom Cruise

Music by: Hans Zimmer

Producers: Don Simpson; Jerry Bruckheimer

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Auto Racing

Young, arrogant Indy car racer Cole Trickle takes up NASCAR with no experience driving stock cars. Crew chief Harry Hogge comes out of retirement to lead the team, Cole develops a rivalry with champion Rowdy Burns. An attempt to replicate the success of Top Gun (1986) with almost the same formula. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Sound.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Cruise
3-Jul-1962   Flamboyant Scientologist
Robert Duvall
5-Jan-1931   Tom Hagen in The Godfather
Chris Ellis
14-Apr-1956   Character actor
Cary Elwes
26-Oct-1962   The Princess Bride
Nicole Kidman
20-Jun-1967   Moulin Rouge
Margo Martindale
18-Jul-1951   Rita Perkins-Hall on A Gifted Man
Randy Quaid
1-Oct-1950   Parents
J. C. Quinn
30-Nov-1940 10-Feb-2004 The Abyss
John C. Reilly
24-May-1965   Boogie Nights
Michael Rooker
6-Apr-1955   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Nick Searcy
7-Mar-1959   Art Mullen on Justified
Fred Thompson
19-Aug-1942 1-Nov-2015 Actor turned Senator from Tennessee


Tom Cruise   ...   Cole Trickle
Robert Duvall   ...   Harry Hogge
Randy Quaid   ...   Tim Daland
Nicole Kidman   ...   Dr. Claire Lewicki
Michael Rooker   ...   Rowdy Burns
John C. Reilly   ...   Buck Bretherton
Cary Elwes   ...   Russ Wheeler
Fred Thompson   ...   Big John
J. C. Quinn   ...   Waddell
Don Simpson   ...   Aldo Bennedetti
Caroline Williams   ...   Jennie Burns
Donna Wilson   ...   Darlene
Chris Ellis   ...   Harlan Hoogerhyde
Peter Appel   ...   Cole's Crew
Stephen Michael Ayers   ...   Cole's Crew
Mike Slattery   ...   Cole's Crew
John Griesemer   ...   Len Dortort
Barbara Garrick   ...   Lauren Daland
Jerry Molen   ...   Dr. Wilhaire
Tania Coleridge   ...   Russ Wheeler's Girlfriend
Alexandra Balahoutis   ...   Autograph Fan
Steve Boyd   ...   NASCAR Official
Daniel D. Greenwood   ...   ESPN Announcer
Jim Grimshaw   ...   Hardee's Pit Crew Chief
James Martin, Jr.   ...   Field Doctor
Margo Martindale   ...   Donna
Michael Burgess   ...   Young Doctor
Jim Crowther   ...   Dr. Crowther
James D. Henson   ...   Doctor
Cyndi Vicino   ...   Nurse
Shari Ellis   ...   Nurse
Leilani Sarelle   ...   Female Highway Patrol Officer
Xavier Coronel   ...   Orderly
Nick Searcy   ...   Highway Patrol Officer
Jamie Johnson   ...   Aldo's Girlfriend
Jerry Punch   ...   Himself
Neil Bonnett   ...   Himself
Harry P. Gant   ...   Himself
Rusty Wallace   ...   Himself


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