Days Of Thunder Movie Review
In Days of Thunder, Tom Cruise tries to do for NASCAR racing what he did for bartending in Cocktail. Which is to say: Nothing.
Cruise stars as Cole Trickle (stop laughing!!!), a racer who just can't be controlled (see also Top Gun) and defies his mentor (Robert Duvall, embarassing himself here) and falling in love (with Nicole Kidman -- both on screen and in real life, and we know how that turned out).
If you believe Cary Elwes as a race car driver, you'll also appreciate that Cruise gets a story credit.