Days Of Thunder (1990)

Rated R because, well, rubbing is racing.

This episode of Scoring At The Movies takes us to the quarter-century mark…and this is one goofy way to hit that mark. Tom Cruise’s passion project is one of his worst pictures, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. Robert Duvall actually does some of the most-underrated work of his long career (no, seriously) and North America was introduced to Nicole Kidman (who just wanted out of the “cah”). This movie has surprising insight into concussions & brain trauma and it’s got that trademark Tony Scott slickness in the racing scenes, so bully for all that. We’ve got plenty of Reasonably Good Questions, some of which blew Chris’ mind. So buckle up, shut your brain (nearly) all the way off, do your Duvall exhale and try to outrun the thunder!

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1990 U.S. Box Office

Cruise’s Box Office Mojo Numeros

1990 in film

1990 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Top Gun and The Color Of Money and Born On The Fourth Of July and Jerry Maguire and Mission: Impossible and Talladega Nights and Concussion

YouTube links: Meet Cole Trickle and Cole’s rocky entry into the world of racing and Cole’s concealed weapon and the vicious crash and romancing Dr. Lewicki and Rowdy wants Cole to drive his car and the big race at the end

Previously on Scoring At The Movies: Million Dollar Baby

May 30th on Scoring At The Movies: Space Jam