Days of Thunder
Character: Dr. Claire Lewicki
Directed by: Tony Scott
Written by: Tom Cruise, Robert Towne
Produced by: Don Simpson, Gerald R. Molen, Jerry Bruckheimer
Other cast: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes
Release date: June 27, 1990
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Running time: 1h 47min

In the fast-paced world of NASCAR, a rivalry brews between rookie hotshot Cole Trickle and veteran racer Rowdy Burns. When both of them are seriously injured in competition, the former bitter rivals become close friends. With Cole's spirits restored by a romance with neurosurgeon Dr. Claire Lewicki, and Rowdy still sidelined by injuries, Cole decides to race Rowdy's car in the Daytona 500 against underhanded newcomer Russ Wheeler.


• You can’t stop the thunder.
• You can’t outrun the thunder.
• Cruise like Thunder.


• Reportedly, Tom Cruise handpicked Nicole Kidman to be his love interest in the film, after seeing her performance in Dead Calm (1989)
• Nicole Kidman wanted to study neurosurgery for her part, but the producers told her it would be a waste of time.

Character’s Quotes

• Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac. Nobody knows what’s gonna happen next: not on a freeway, not in an airplane, not inside our own bodies and certainly not on a racetrack with 40 other infantile egomaniacs.
• You and Rowdy have the same sickness, it’s called denial and it’s probably going to kill you both.

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