Days Of Thunder


(out of 5)

The formula is mighty tired in this completely unoriginal race-car film starring .  Presumably intended as a project for Cruise to incorporate his love of car racing into his work, the story is basically a rehash of Top Gun: cocky young man is so good at what he does he’s too good, to the point where his ego gets in the way of his skill.   plays the worldly father figure,  the eighteen year-old surgeon with whom he falls in love (as he did in real life, when during filming they started dating and a year later were married). Devotees of the star might enjoy it, while anybody else will be turned off by the boring characters, the predictable outcome and Hans Zimmer’s tacky beer commercial music score.

USA, 1990

Directed by 

Story by , , Screenplay by Robert Towne

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by , , , , ,

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , ,, , ,

Academy Award Nomination
Best Sound (Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O’Connell, Charles Wilborn)



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