Cruis’n World: Days of Thunder (1990)

Rev up your engines for the first installment of Cruis’n World, the Bit Players semi-regular celebration of Tom Cruise. For the first time out, the guys head to Daytona, Florida for Cruise’s 1990 NASCAR film Days of Thunder, directed by Tony Scott. The film sees Cruise steaming up the screen with Nicole Kidman and burning up the track with Robert Duvall and Michael Rooker. Days of Thunder came at a time when Cruise was nearly at his most powerful, riding the success of another Scott-directed film, Top Gun, and he could do no wrong here. A character named Cole Trickle doesn’t even need a backstory, as long as he’s got some smoke to emerge from.

Days of Thunder (1990)
Director
Tony Scott
Stars
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Michael Rooker, Cary Elwes

Selected By
The Bit Players

3.8

Aired Friday, October 2, 2015

Rev up your engines for the first installment of Cruis'n World, the Bit Players semi-regular celebration of Tom Cruise. For the first time out, the guys head to Daytona, Florida for Cruise's 1990 NASCAR film Days of Thunder, directed by Tony Scott. The film sees Cruise steaming up the screen with Nicole Kidman and burning up the track with Robert Duvall and Michael Rooker. Days of Thunder came at a time when Cruise was nearly at his most powerful, riding the success of another Scott-directed film, Top Gun, and he could do no wrong here. A character named Cole Trickle doesn't even need a backstory, as long as he's got some smoke to emerge from.