Days of Thunder

Synopsis: Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He's a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Tony Scott
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

You were one lucky son of a bitch

in the tunnel turn.

lf you think it was luck,

let's do it again.

You run good.

Go get your own car

and we'll see how you do in a crowd.

- What's wrong with open wheels?

- l lost my ride.

After all those wins,

you were fired?

l lost my ride. I'd have quit

regardless. l wasn't going anywhere.

- Where do you want to go?

- Indianapolis.

To win in Indy I'd need a great car,

but stock cars are all the same.

There's nothing stock

about a stock car.

I'm not trying to insult you, but

stock cars are built to run equal.

- l won't be beaten by a car.

- Only by a driver.

You build me a car,

and I'll win Daytona next year.

I'm going to give you an engine

low to the ground.

An extra-big oil pan

that'll cut the wind underneath you.

That'll give you

I'll give you a fuel line

that'll hold an extra gallon of gas.

I'll shave half an inch off you

and shape you like a bullet.

When l get you primed,

painted and weighed ...

... you're going to be ready

to go out on that racetrack.

You're going to be perfect.

I'm going to pull

this rookie's chain.

- Cole, you're all over the track.

- He just slammed into me.

He didn't slam you or bump you.

He rubbed you. Rubbing is racing.

There goes the fender.

There goes the quarter panel.

While we're still under a caution,

go out and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?. What for?.

You hit every other damn thing

out there. l want you to be perfect.

You're too high.

How about that?

This side we don't have to fix.

l don't want you spoiled, Buck.

This is gonna hurt.

Did you see that guy?.

- I've got to pit.

- No, we're busy now.

- We're eating ice cream.

- Ice cream!

You can come in and get one,

but it wouldn't impress NASCAR.

You have enough trouble

riding around the track as it is.

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Robert Towne

Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. His most notable work was his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), which is widely considered one of the greatest movie screenplays ever written. He also wrote its sequel The Two Jakes in 1990, and wrote the Hal Ashby comedy-dramas The Last Detail (1973), and Shampoo (1975), as well as the first two Mission Impossible films (1996, 2000). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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